View Full Version : [ubuntu] Could not initialize the package information

August 30th, 2012, 12:13 AM
I just downloaded a copy of Ubuntu and put it on my new computer yesterday. When I got it up and wanted to see if there were updates, I opened Update Manager and got this message.

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

What is wrong?

Frogs Hair
August 30th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Open the terminal and copy and paste or type the following one at time(update manager closed).

Checks for updates

sudo apt-get update
Installs updates

sudo apt-get upgrade

If that fails post the terminal output in code tags using the # symbol on the reply box tools.