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Thread: Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

  1. #1
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    Exclamation Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

    Hi All,

    I am getting this error message when I try to do software update. Also there is an [X] icon on the gnome bar at top. I have attached the error message in the thread.

    Please help me in resolving this issue.

    I have checked the path which shows in the error /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en this file exists and I am not sure why I am getting this error message.
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    Last edited by tlotr; March 23rd, 2013 at 10:25 AM.

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    Re: Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

    Refresh the lists again. with the update command. There are instances where the lists won't update properly but will a second time.

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    Re: Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

    Hi ManamiVixen,

    Thanks for the reply. I've tried it again but still getting the same error message.

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-security_main_i18n_Translation-en
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    gregory@linux:~$

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    Re: Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

    Hi All,

    The issue has been resolved. Got the resolution from this thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2074326

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