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Thread: Synaptic, error, package list, how to fix in terminal?

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    Synaptic, error, package list, how to fix in terminal?

    When I open Synaptic Pckge Manager I get this error message:


    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


    In terminal I run the sudo command sudo apt-get -f install and get the same error message.

    How can I fix this? Thanks.

    I'm running 11.4 xubuntu on an eeepc

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    Re: Synaptic, error, package list, how to fix in terminal?

    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    
    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: Synaptic, error, package list, how to fix in terminal?

    Ann, problem solved. Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to offer help. Another dud eeepc revived and out playing again.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Synaptic, error, package list, how to fix in terminal?

    You're welcome.

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