suddenly, my package lists seem broken

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jul 7 22:31:46 UTC 2011

On 07/07/2011 01:03 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   just tried to watch a video in chrome, only to be presented with
> "Missing plug-in".  huh?  and when i tried to update, i got:
> Reading package lists... Error!
> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
> E: Problem with MergeList
> /var/lib/apt/lists/ca.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
>   is there an aptitude "clean" suboption i can try to rectify this?
will work?

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