[xubuntu-users] Cannot open Package List Error: Solved

Andy Proctor xubuntu.list at gpshelp.co.uk
Thu May 29 22:03:52 UTC 2014


On 29/05/14 02:31, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 05/28/2014 05:22 PM, Andy Proctor wrote:
> [snip]
>> 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.
>
> HIH
> - Fred
>
>
Fred, many thanks. Followed the line you gave and on the post, updated 
ok and all good!

Brilliant, many thanks!

Andy
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