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July 27th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Ubuntu 11.04
Dell Inspiron 1210 (Mini)

Cannot applay any new updates for 2-3 months. I get the following error:

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/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n _Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

July 28th, 2011, 06:39 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums :)

Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and copy and paste the following commands:

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

The first command removes any corrupted package lists, the second one updates them.