View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem with Mergelist

June 4th, 2011, 02:22 AM

I know version 10.04 is no longer supported. Unfortunately I did not update or upgrade before support for my systems' version ended. I suspect that is most of the problem.

When I attempt to update from Update Manager it gives these readings;

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, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Is this a serious problem?

Any solutions would be apprecitaed.


June 4th, 2011, 05:26 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums :-)

I know version 10.04 is no longer supported
This is simply not true; 10.04 is supported on the Desktop until April 2013.

To fix the problem you have, do this in the terminal:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

June 11th, 2011, 10:30 PM
thanks for sending me the suggestion, but it didnt work. Got any other clues?