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gss2756
August 26th, 2011, 05:28 PM
I am new to ubuntu so please bear with me.When i open any specific category in the software center only the loading icon is displayed and it doesnt open even after a long time.
Please help.


Thanks.

BlinkinCat
August 26th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Yours is a new installation I assume? - 11.04 ?

HarrisonNapper
August 26th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Are you able to get to Synaptic Package Manager in System>Administration? Also, try rebooting the computer and see if that helps.

gss2756
August 26th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Yes 11.04
i installed it just last week

HarrisonNapper
August 26th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Also, if you haven't already run your updates, you can do so through System>Administration (or clicking the update icon in the top panel)

gss2756
August 26th, 2011, 05:56 PM
i cant open the package manager .Its showing error

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

oldos2er
August 26th, 2011, 06:22 PM
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf

sudo apt-get update

video editor
August 27th, 2011, 02:42 AM
i suggest getting 10.04. 11.04 is new and almost experimental
i use it

gss2756
August 27th, 2011, 02:34 PM
@oldos2er
i tried the code but the package list could not be read:


Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

gss2756
August 27th, 2011, 02:38 PM
@HarrisonNapper
i couldn't open the update manager either:

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/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

oldos2er
August 27th, 2011, 05:00 PM
@oldos2er
i tried the code but the package list could not be read:


Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


Could you post the output of sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf ?

gss2756
August 27th, 2011, 11:50 PM
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_partner_b inary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_partner_i 18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_partner_i 18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_partner_i 18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release.g pg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n_Ind ex'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n_Tra nslation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n_Tra nslation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_source_S ources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release.gpg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n _Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n _Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_i18n _Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_sour ce_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_multivers e_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_multivers e_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_multivers e_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_multivers e_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_multivers e_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_Release.g pg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricte d_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricte d_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricte d_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricte d_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricte d_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_multiverse_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_multiverse_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_Release.gpg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/lock'
rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists/partial': Is a directory
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_sikon_steadyflow_ubuntu_dists_na tty_main_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_sikon_steadyflow_ubuntu_dists_na tty_main_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_sikon_steadyflow_ubuntu_dists_na tty_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_sikon_steadyflow_ubuntu_dists_na tty_Release.gpg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_multiverse_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_multiverse_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_Release'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_Release.gpg'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_source_Sources'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_binary-i386_Packages'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_i18n_Index'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN'
removed `/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_source_Sources'

oldos2er
August 28th, 2011, 01:14 AM
And now sudo apt-get update ?

gss2756
September 22nd, 2011, 06:14 AM
sorry for replying this late but its working again thanks everybody for their help

technosysind
September 22nd, 2011, 07:57 AM
If your problem is solved then mark this thread as SOLVED ( thread tools )