View Full Version : [SOLVED] Update Manager Won't Launch After Installation Of Unmet Dependencies

October 17th, 2013, 03:35 AM
Hi. Recently, I seem to have installed something with untrusted dependencies, and now I can't run an update, install or uninstall programs or updates. Everytime I try to, Update Manager tells me it's been closed unexpectedly. I have this little bubble at the top bar that tells me:

The error was: Error: Opening the cache (E: Encountered a section with no Package; header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/listsus.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring_bac kports_main_i18n_Translation-en%5US, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

October 17th, 2013, 02:46 PM
Enter these terminal command lines one at a time:

sudo -i
apt-get clean
cd /var/lib/apt
mv lists lists.old
mkdir -p lists/partial
apt-get clean
apt-get update

Found that here:

http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?cx=006238239194895611142:u-ocqbntw_o&q=The+package+lists+or+status+file+could+not+be+pa rsed+or+opened&sa=Search&cof=FORID:9

and terminal


October 18th, 2013, 10:30 PM
It's fixed now. Thanks!