[xubuntu-users] Problem After App Upgrade

Paul Donlan padlan1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 02:27:23 UTC 2012

On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:24:49 -0700, wrote:

> On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:36:07 -0700, Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz at ubuntu.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Paul Donlan <padlan1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> One one of my two laptops which runs Xubuntu 12.04, after upgrading the
>>> latest applications, I got this message:
>>> Failed to load the package list
>>> This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears 
>>> again,
>>> please report an error to the developers.
>>> E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with 
>>> MergeList
>>> /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_universe_binary-i386_Packages,
>>> E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

>> What did you type that created this output?
>> If you haven't already, you might want to run "sudo apt-get update" to
>> see if you can download the Packages files again.
This is where I found the solution to this issue:  

I ran the commands and it fixed the problem with the mergelist

Paul Donlan
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