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  1. #1
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    updates12.04LTS

    E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_bi nary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or open

    I am unable to update the packages.

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    Re: updates12.04LTS

    Welcome to the forum!

    From the Terminal [ctrl+alt+T] run the following command and post the output of it here:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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    Re: updates12.04LTS

    ubuntu9@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for ubuntu9:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for ubuntu9:
    Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [72 B]
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
    Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release [49.6 kB]
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [49.6 kB]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources [79.1 kB]
    Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release [49.6 kB]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources [2,494 B]
    Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources [25.7 kB]
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
    Get:12 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [395 kB]
    Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources [1,380 B]
    Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main amd64 Packages [285 kB]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_IN
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages [4,627 B]
    Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe amd64 Packages [75.3 kB]
    Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [2,179 B]
    Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages [301 kB]
    Get:19 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [5,467 B]
    Get:20 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources [90.5 kB]
    Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages [4,620 B]
    Get:22 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources [6,582 B]
    Get:23 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main amd64 Packages [634 kB]
    Get:24 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages [77.8 kB]
    Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages [2,375 B]
    Get:26 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex [74 B]
    Get:27 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex [71 B]
    Get:28 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex [72 B]
    Get:29 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex [73 B]
    Get:30 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en [137 kB]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Get:31 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en [1,253 B]
    Get:32 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en [47.6 kB]
    Get:33 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [10.1 kB]
    Get:34 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages [206 kB]
    Get:35 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [13.6 kB]
    Get:36 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages [649 kB]
    Get:37 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages [10.0 kB]
    Get:38 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages [209 kB]
    Get:39 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [13.8 kB]
    Get:40 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex [3,564 B]
    Get:41 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex [2,605 B]
    Get:42 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex [2,461 B]
    Get:43 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex [2,850 B]
    Get:44 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources [2,899 B]
    Get:45 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources [14 B]
    Get:46 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources [30.5 kB]
    Get:47 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources [4,385 B]
    Get:48 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main amd64 Packages [2,383 B]
    Get:49 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
    Get:50 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe amd64 Packages [30.6 kB]
    Get:51 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages [4,609 B]
    Get:52 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages [2,376 B]
    Get:53 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
    Get:54 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages [30.7 kB]
    Get:55 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages [4,594 B]
    Get:56 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex [72 B]
    Get:57 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex [72 B]
    Get:58 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex [70 B]
    Get:59 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex [73 B]
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
    Get:60 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en [289 kB]
    Get:61 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en [7,834 B]
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Get:62 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en [121 kB]
    Get:63 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en [1,512 B]
    Get:64 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en [4,043 B]
    Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Get:65 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en [22.8 kB]
    Fetched 4,013 kB in 33s (119 kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_bi nary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    ubuntu9@ubuntu:~$

  4. #4
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    Re: updates12.04LTS

    Try the below

    Remove the MergeLists
    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    Re-Download the MergeLists
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Please type the first command carefully - a space between the slashes will cause other files to be deleted!
    Last edited by sandyd; June 8th, 2013 at 01:38 AM.
    Ubuntu Forums Moderation Staff
    Okay then. We're relying on mirror dust and fairies but now we have a plan which is progress - Emma

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