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    Update Manager isn't working now ...

    I tried to run it a few minutes ago ... I think there may have been a hiccup in the wireless connection.

    I got a message, along with a suggestion to check the internet connection:

    'Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

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

    'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ca.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multive rse_binary-amd64_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
    Now I'm getting the above message every time I try to run Update Manager. Other web access is working fine.

    I don't know where to report bugs, and frankly I'm more concerned with getting update manager working again. There's no menu, anything, just a close button.

    BTW this is the result of my sudo apt get:

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise InRelease
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports InRelease
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:1 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://deb.opera.com stable Release.gpg
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
    Get:3 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Hit http://deb.opera.com stable Release
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable Release
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
    Get:4 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg [198 B]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Err http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Get:5 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources [1,020 B]
    Get:6 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages [1,232 B]
    Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources [1,056 B]
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free TranslationIndex
    Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages [1,249 B]
    Get:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages [1,260 B]
    Get:10 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages [1,229 B]
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release
    Err http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release

    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release
    Err http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_CA
    Get:11 http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages [808 B]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_CA
    Hit http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free i386 Packages
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free Translation-en_CA
    Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free Translation-en
    Fetched 8,646 B in 2s (3,762 B/s)
    Reading package lists... Error!
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG A7E13D78E4A4F4F4 Launchpad PPA named smplayer for rvm
    W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 16126D3A3E5C1192 Ubuntu Extras Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
    W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG AAFF4A5B336064B5 Opera Software Archive Automatic Signing Key 2012 <packager@opera.com>
    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...recise/Release

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...curity/Release

    W: Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...pdates/Release

    W: Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...kports/Release

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ca.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multive rse_binary-amd64_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.



    Edit: I don't know why there's a smiley face in the quote ...
    Last edited by Rob Sayer; June 26th, 2012 at 08:04 PM.

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    Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    What version of Ubu do you have?
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    Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Sayer View Post
    Now I'm getting the above message every time I try to run Update Manager. Other web access is working fine.
    Try ...

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

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    Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    Hi, please try:
    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
    Thanks

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    Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please try:
    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
    Thanks
    It worked. Update complete. Making a note of first sudo parameters now ...

    Thanks.

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    Angry Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    Hi, I have the same problems as well, and when I do this it comes up with

    rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists': Is a directory

    what to do? completely new to ubuntu and struggling...

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    Re: Update Manager isn't working now ...

    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    then post the results here by clicking on new reply and click # then paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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