update error with 12.04

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun Jun 8 19:32:07 UTC 2014

rikona wrote:
> Just tried an update. The GUI comes up only with a new boot [an old
> problem on this box] but exits without doing anything.
> CLI with 'apt-get update' gets almost all the way through, but ends
> with:
> -------
> Get:81 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe
> Translation-en [32.9 kB]
> Ign http://www.mediahuman.com precise/main TranslationIndex
> Ign http://www.mediahuman.com precise/main Translation-en_US
> Ign http://www.mediahuman.com precise/main Translation-en
> Fetched 27.7 MB in 3min 17s (140 kB/s)
> 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_precise-
> updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en

You can remove the above mentioned file (as root) and run apt-get update 
again. That should fix the problem.


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