View Full Version : Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-

March 24th, 2012, 07:04 PM
need help with the following error message

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_precise-updates_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

March 25th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Hi, try this:

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

The first command will remove the damaged list and when you run the second command it will replace it with a new list.

sudo apt-get update
is the 12.04 beta?

May 2nd, 2012, 06:06 PM
i had the same problem (not sure what caused it) and your solution worked. Thank you.

September 27th, 2012, 09:31 PM
This helped solve my similar problem as well. Thanks!