View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem with software updater

August 27th, 2013, 06:26 AM
while runninng software updater it shows an Error opening the cache(E:Encountered a section with no package: header, E:problem with Mergelist/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring_main_i18 n_translationen,E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.And the software center is also nit working, please help me....:(

August 27th, 2013, 09:14 AM
Hi and welcome to ubuntuforums! Have you tried the following 2 commands from a terminal?

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install

August 27th, 2013, 12:45 PM
If the above recommeded commands do not work you can try this

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

sudo apt-get update

The first command removes/deletes all the sources lists in the list folder. The second command replaces the lists with new ones. I have had issues with i8n_translation before and those commands fixed the problem and also the error of no header on a package file. At the moment any utility that makes use of the package lists, Update Manager and Software Centre, cannot work because there is something wrong with one of the lists.


September 12th, 2013, 02:48 PM
thanx for ur support..