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    security update fail/error

    Now have a red circle with a white dash horizontally in the middle (almost like a do not enter sign) in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. It's all to do with a 'serious error' so it tells me about it's inability to update itself (security updates etc)

    Here's the message:

    E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

    I'm a bit of a newbie... enjoy Lubuntu because of it's small footprint... could somebody take the time and trouble to explain in plain english what i need to do

    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: security update fail/error

    This error has been around for a while. Check this solution which has solved the problem before.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750755
    It should work for you.
    Rex
    ASUS EeePC 1000h with Lubuntu 14.04
    Dell Inspiron 1000 with Lubuntu 14.04

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    Re: security update fail/error

    Appreciate your help and yes that thread sorted it all out. Thanks so much

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    Re: security update fail/error

    Glad to be able to provide a small bit of assistance. Enjoy.

    By the way welcome to the forums.
    Last edited by Rex Bouwense; October 30th, 2012 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Additional Information
    Rex
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