[xubuntu-users] Cannot open Package List Error

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Thu May 29 01:31:36 UTC 2014

On 05/28/2014 05:22 PM, Andy Proctor wrote:
> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
> E: Problem with MergeList 
> /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> Ok I have some duplicate sources, no sweat on that, but the non 
> opening of the package lists/status file is an issue. Any thoughts on 
> how to fix...a google didn't find anything...doesn't mean it's not out 
> there just that I didn't find it!
> Thanks
> Andy 
Andy, take a look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=863742

The short is to (From the post):

"Actually, just fixed the problem using:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

All good now."

but read through the post to be sure you have a good fit since it is dated.

- Fred
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