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chertsey
November 15th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I'm getting an error message connected with my Package Manager.


“Error:Opening the cache (E=Encountered a section with no Package: header, E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/
gb.archive.ubuntu.com_dists_jaunty_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E the lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.)”
This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies


After doing a search here I found this thread which seems exactly the problem I'm getting:


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1203189


I've followed the suggestions posted there and unfortunately it's just the same.


After changing the software source I had this:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f
[sudo] password for bill:
Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com jaunty/partner Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com jaunty/partner Packages
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed Release
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/main Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/restricted Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/universe Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/main Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.ox.ac.uk jaunty-proposed/universe Packages
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty_partner_ binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.




Can anyone offer any help please as I'm out of my depth with this problem.


Thanks

utnubuuser
November 15th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Have you tried commenting out sources to try to trace which one is giving you issues? (seeing as you've got pretty much all of them enabled)

chertsey
November 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Sorry, I'm clueless about these things "commenting out sources" could you explain for me please?