View Full Version : [SOLVED] Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center and unable to do software updates

March 23rd, 2013, 06:07 AM
Hi All,

I am getting this error message when I try to do software update. Also there is an [X] icon on the gnome bar at top. I have attached the error message in the thread.

Please help me in resolving this issue.

I have checked the path which shows in the error /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en this file exists and I am not sure why I am getting this error message.

March 23rd, 2013, 06:58 AM
Refresh the lists again. with the update command. There are instances where the lists won't update properly but will a second time.

March 23rd, 2013, 09:53 AM
Hi ManamiVixen,

Thanks for the reply. I've tried it again but still getting the same error message.

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-security_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

March 23rd, 2013, 10:24 AM
Hi All,

The issue has been resolved. Got the resolution from this thread.