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Thread: Update Manager errors

  1. #1
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    Update Manager errors

    Finally had a second to look into why I haven't been able to download software from the software centre before I even got to trying to solve that problem I found I have not been updating.

    I ran update manager and got the following:
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    Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

    Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

    'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-amd64_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
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    A little help on how I get update manager back online would be most appreciated.

    Thanks
    DNAtsol

    Running 11.04
    64-bit, lemur laptop

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    Re: Update Manager errors

    i have had success in the pass by renaming the file and see if it will regenerate the correct file. i have found if they regenerate, that the problem usually will be solved.

  3. #3
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    Re: Update Manager errors

    The following commands should solve the problem:

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

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    Re: Update Manager errors

    Thanks Rubi1200.

    Those little commands not only seemed to solve my update problem but also by inability to access the software centre.

    All is now well in Lemurland

    DNAtsol

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    Re: Update Manager errors

    Excellent! I am really pleased you got this sorted out

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