View Full Version : Could not Initialize package information

April 1st, 2013, 05:08 AM
i usung ubuntu 12.04 LTS, i got error nitifications:

'E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/id.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_univers e_binary-i386_Packages (1), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

could anybody in this forum help to fix my problem.

im sory if my english not good :)

April 1st, 2013, 02:41 PM
Hi untoms, welcome to the forums :)

Open a terminal (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting_a_Terminal) and run these three commands one at a time.

sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get update

That should fix it.

April 9th, 2013, 02:09 AM
yea, i love this forum
thanks @ibjsb4 for helping me :D

Lloyd Cary
April 28th, 2013, 07:33 PM

THANKS a LOT! This really helped! :KS