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  1. #1
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    Hello wonderful people. please help me fix this error.

    I get an error message anytime i try to install updates. I get the same error message when i try to run package manager. Please the error below:
    ************************************************** ***************
    E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binar y-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    ************************************************** ***************

    Please help me fix this error thanks

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    Re: package manager

    Quote Originally Posted by 32bits View Post
    Hello wonderful people. please help me fix this error.

    I get an error message anytime i try to install updates. I get the same error message when i try to run package manager. Please the error below:
    ************************************************** ***************
    E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binar y-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    ************************************************** ***************

    Please help me fix this error thanks
    See post #7. make sure you copy and paste this command. If u type it wrong it could bork your system
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750755


    Other wise use gksu nautilus and navigate to the directory and remove the file manually with the gui.
    Last edited by philinux; October 13th, 2012 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Doh link missing

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    Re: package manager

    Hi ,

    Open a terminal and copy-paste from here bellow commands

    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists* -vf 
    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    philinux you forgot to give the link
    Thanks

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