View Full Version : Ubuntu 12.04LTS update problem.

August 23rd, 2014, 08:00 AM
Hi guys,

In the last wek or so, I got this message when the system tried to get updates:

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dk.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i1 8n_Translation-da, E:Pakkelisterne eller statusfilen kunne ikke tolkes eller åbnes.

Any ideas as to what might cause - or more interesting - solve this?

Mads, DK (Not an expert user of Ubuntu)

August 23rd, 2014, 11:02 AM
One of the files in the folder shown in the error is corrupt for some reason, so run commands
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
The first command will probably show an error about not being able to remove the partial folder which you can ignore, but with luck your updates will now work OK.

August 25th, 2014, 12:35 PM
That seems to have solved it :-)

Thank you!