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    Exclamation Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-

    need help with the following error message

    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

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    Re: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_prec

    Hi, try this:
    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    The first command will remove the damaged list and when you run the second command it will replace it with a new list.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    is the 12.04 beta?
    Thanks

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    Re: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_prec

    i had the same problem (not sure what caused it) and your solution worked. Thank you.

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    Re: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_prec

    This helped solve my similar problem as well. Thanks!

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