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  1. #1
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    unable to run update manager

    Hi All,

    I have v 12.04 installed. When I am running update manager the following error message is appearing:

    Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

    Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

    'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'


    Could anyone please suggest the solution.

    best regards,
    parveen

  2. #2
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    Re: unable to run update manager

    p-nasa; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    Try this and advise the results:
    Terminal codes:
    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    sudo mkdir -pv /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Where it is suspected the index files have become corrupted (rm), "mkdir" puts a directory back inplace, "update" rebuilds the indexes, and "upgrade" updates the installed packages.

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

    Happy ubutu'n !

  3. #3
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    Re: unable to run update manager

    Dear Friend,

    It solved the problem!!
    Thanks for the quick help.

    best regards,
    parveen

  4. #4
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    Re: unable to run update manager

    @ p-nasa : please mark your thread as solved (in the "Thread Tools" menu), thanks.

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