update error with 12.04

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Mon Jun 9 10:14:17 UTC 2014

Hello Nils,

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12:32:07 PM, Nils wrote:

> 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.

Thanks for the suggestion! It did take care of that one file, but then
complained about another one. I removed that one, and it complained
about yet another one. After repeating this many times it was finally
happy. Side note - the GUI exits until all the files are fixed.

Is there a way to ID all the bad files and remove them, then just run
once? What happened to make them bad files?

I appreciate the help - thanks...


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