I am using mythbuntu 8.04 with all updates install (... until this probolem occured this morning...)

However, when I tried to to update using the Update-Manager I got the following error message:

Could not initialize the package information

A 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/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'


I tried replacing ../status with ../status-old but the problem remained.

Then I tried apt-get check just to see what would happen, and I basically got the same error:

jbcp@mythbuntu:~$ sudo apt-get check
[sudo] password for jbcp:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
jbcp@mythbuntu:~$


What next?