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Thread: Update manager, synaptic and Software Centre not working

  1. #1
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    Update manager, synaptic and Software Centre not working

    Hi,

    I can no longer open Update Manager, Synaptic Package Manager or the Software Centre. I get the following error...

    'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E : Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-backports_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

    I'm running 12.04.

    Can anyone help please?

    Thanks
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    Re: Update manager, synaptic and Software Centre not working

    first try
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    if that doesn't fix it, try this

    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    sudo apt-get update
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    Re: Update manager, synaptic and Software Centre not working

    Hi DannyBoy79,

    Thank you... your second suggestion worked perfectly!

    Really appreciate your help.
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