suddenly, my package lists seem broken

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 7 22:43:00 UTC 2011


On Thu, 7 Jul 2011, NoOp wrote:

> 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?
> ...
> From
> <http://www.google.com/search?&q=ubuntu+%2B"E%3A+Problem+with+MergeList"&btnG=Search>
> perhaps:
> <http://computerandu.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/how-to-solve-ubuntu-update-error/>
> will work?

  predictably, i ran across that very same page 5 minutes after i
posted.  grrrrr.

rday

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