View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble installing upgrades

October 11th, 2008, 04:40 PM
I frequently get this message while trying to install anything(even a simple adobe plug-in):(

A unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

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

October 12th, 2008, 12:49 AM
remove the file in question

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Then re down the list by

sudo apt-get update this will regenerate the list.

November 26th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Thank you so much for that. I had that problem for a VERY long time but I never had the time to look into it. I'm really glad the solution was so easy to find and even easier to implement. Thanks a bunch partyboi dude!