I need to install some software on Xubuntu Quantal. As I'm relatively comfortable with the command line, I tried to use apt-get, but it returned an error. The software centre just hangs on a loading window when I open it. I have been able to install software before, but the last time I tried on this system was a while ago.
The error from apt-get:
Also I want to install Google Earth; I have the .deb file from the Google Earth website, but I can't install it using either the software centre or dpkg, with similar errors returned.
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Help? Thanks in advance...