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    E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_*

    Dear All,

    I am trying to do a update on my Ubuntu 11.10 and get the following
    error.
    E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_i18n_Index (1)

    I have tried several things like
    1. the solution from https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...uestion/207473

    2. Removing /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

    3. Removing /var/lib/apt/lists

    4. Changing the sever

    ... but none of them have worked. Any pointers as to how this problem can be solved.

    The entire output of apt-get update is shown below.

    sharon@deltadawn:/home/sharon$ sudo apt-get update
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
    Ign http://c.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports InRelease
    Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease
    Get:2 http://c.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com maverick InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
    Get:4 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [764 B]
    Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:6 http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex
    Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:9 http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:10 http://c.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release [40.8 kB]
    Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:13 http://archive.canonical.com precise Release [7,078 B]
    Get:14 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports Release [39.8 kB]
    Get:15 http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release [5,925 B]
    Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release [49.6 kB]
    Get:17 http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages [5,944 B]
    Get:18 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release [49.6 kB]
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
    Get:19 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main Sources [6,938 B]
    Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [49.6 kB]
    Get:21 http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner Sources [3,856 B]
    Get:22 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted Sources [14 B]
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
    Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release [49.6 kB]
    Get:24 http://c.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources [877 kB]
    Get:25 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe Sources [10.8 kB]
    Get:26 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse Sources [14 B]
    Get:27 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main i386 Packages [14.9 kB]
    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable
    Get:28 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_IN
    Get:29 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe i386 Packages [23.7 kB]
    Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources [934 kB]
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
    Get:31 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse i386 Packages [14 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe TranslationIndex
    Get:32 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources [50.6 kB]
    Get:33 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources [1,950 B]
    Get:34 http://c.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Sources [4,677 kB]
    Get:35 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources [2,676 B]
    Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources [5,470 B]
    38% [35 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources [2,596 B]
    38% [37 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages [2,922 B]
    38% [38 Packages bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [3bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:39 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages [184 kB]
    Get:40 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages [3,968 B]
    Get:41 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex [73 B]
    Get:42 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex [71 B]
    Get:43 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages [181 kB]
    Get:44 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages [60.7 kB]
    Get:45 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages [4,395 B]
    Get:46 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex [4,745 B]
    Get:47 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en [87.1 kB]
    Get:48 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en [978 B]
    Get:49 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex [423 kB]
    Get:50 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex [151 kB]
    Get:51 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex [8,218 B]
    Get:52 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [9,930 B]
    Get:53 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [3,564 B]
    51% [53 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:54 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources [2,605 B]
    52% [54 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:55 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources [2,461 B]
    52% [55 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:56 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages [2,850 B]
    53% [56 Packages bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [3bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:57 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14.5 kB]
    Get:58 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages [1,379 B]
    Get:59 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [48.7 kB]
    Get:60 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex [2,357 B]
    Get:61 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex [71 B]
    Get:62 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex [73 B]
    Get:63 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex [5,306 B]
    Get:64 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources [188 kB]
    60% [64 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:65 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources [4,174 B]
    60% [65 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [34bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main Translation-en
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Get:66 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages [1,641 kB]
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe Translation-en
    75% [66 Packages bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [34 Sources 2,801 kB/4,6bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:67 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages [73.0 kB]
    75% [67 Packages bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [34 Sources 2,801 kB/4,6bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Get:68 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex [4,683 B]
    Get:69 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex [546 kB]
    E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_i18n_Index (1)

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    Re: E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_*

    if the index is borked, then delete it and redo

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