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Thread: Error Updating: "ubuntu update encounter a section with no package header"

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    Error Updating: "ubuntu update encounter a section with no package header"

    Hi, My computer is giving me this error message:
    error.jpg
    I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I asked a friend who knows Ubuntu (I'm a clueless blonde, myself) to help and he told me to open the terminal try sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf and then sudo apt-get update.
    That gave me this error:
    Reading package lists... Error!
    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error:http://cr.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error:http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 16126D3A3E5C1192 Ubuntu Extras Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: Failed to fetch http://cr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...recise/Release

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/cr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multive rse_binary-amd64_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    bubblytica@bubblytica:~$

    My friend says to tell you I already tried the solution at
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=863742.
    Please help me.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Error Updating: "ubuntu update encounter a section with no package header"

    canciondegozo; Welcome to the forum .

    Authorization verification is not related to the prior error. For this situation try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5
    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 16126D3A3E5C1192
    See if that resolves the problem also with the "MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/cr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multive rse_binary-amd64_Packages" error.
    Else will have to use other means to address the gpg-error-badsig key verification.
    Maybe also that the server/mirror there in Costa Rica has a problem ?? Let's see what results from obtaining the keys from our server.

    just try'n to help
    THE current(cy) in Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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