Apt-get broken

Robin Darlington robindarlington at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 10:42:57 UTC 2013

I had this problem and fixed it by deleting the file and running apt get

I find the exact commands by googling the error message...

Hope this helps!!

On Feb 24, 2013 5:58 AM, "Andrew Huys" <musiek.sparta.nc at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Slight problem with the studio,
> Can't upgrade packages, can't update, can't use Synaptic, etc...  Whenever
> I try something with apt-get, the computer complains.  For example, apt-get
> check:
> *ben at studio60:~$ sudo apt-get check**
> **[sudo] password for ben: **
> **Reading package lists... Error!**
> **E: Encountered a section with no Package: header**
> **E: Problem with MergeList
> /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS
> **
> **E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> *
> Is this something wrong in the /var/ dir, or some config file?  Or is the
> Quantal server @ Ubuntu having problems?
> This seems to be something pretty deep, i.e. out of my scope of "fix it".
> What do I do?  I've been thinking that it's time to reinstall with a clean
> 12.10 anyway due to some other issues, is this just a good excuse to do so?
> Thanks Y'all,
> And
> (BA HUys on G+)
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