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Peter J Cooke
May 28th, 2009, 10:47 PM
I am new to this I am getting this error message when I try to update what do I do to get it sorted?

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

May 28th, 2009, 10:56 PM
sudo aptitude update

May 28th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Hello Peter J Cooke

Have a look at your /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite editing editor and make sure your uncommented sources are Jaunty related and not intrepid. Then save and exit the editor and open a terminal and type/enter (one at a time):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

and see what happens.

If you still receive those errors, you may try this fix suggested by a forum member Leoquant: