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KRITI DUDHIYA
August 23rd, 2012, 08:11 PM
:( update manager: failed to initialize package information and says-


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_precise-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

plucky
August 24th, 2012, 11:45 AM
:( update manager: failed to initialize package information and says-


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_precise-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Welcome to the forum.

Open a terminal and run
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -rf
sudo apt-get update should fix your problem.

The first command deletes all the .list files in /var/lib/apt/lists/ directory and the second command reloads them from the repositories.

Good Luck

KRITI DUDHIYA
August 25th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Thanx a lot.. it was very helpful. :)

grahammechanical
August 25th, 2012, 03:02 PM
That is just the command I am looking for. Thank you.

Regards.