Serious Problem Encountered

Israel israeldahl at
Fri Oct 2 18:57:44 UTC 2015

On 10/02/2015 05:21 AM, Leszek Lesner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 02.10.2015 um 12:16 schrieb Steven Duckworth:
>> Please help!
>> An exclamation mark suddenly appeared on my taskbar next to the
>> network indicator, and on clicking it I received the following:
>> 'An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click
>> menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong.
>> The error message was: 'Error: Opening the cache (E: encountered a
>> section with no Package: header, E: Problem with
>> Mergelist / var/lib/apt/lists... installed packages have unmet
>> dependencies.'
>> Synaptic won't open, stating a similar error.
>> Any idea how to recover the system?
> Try opening up a terminal and entering
> sudo apt-get update
> Does it fix it ?
> If not try moving /renaming the file that is mentioned in the error
> report (the /var/lib/apt/lists/ one) and executing
> sudo apt-get update
> again.
> This should fix it.
> Basically the list locally stored informing which apps are available
> on the repo is corrupted for some reason.
> Hope that helps :)
> Greetings
> Leszek
Also, sometimes you may need to run
sudo apt-get -f install
or even
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Since you have a message saying
" installed packages have unmet dependencies.'"


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