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Uninstalling: problem of corruption left on my hard disc

Asked by Aniel Paranjpe on 2012-06-01

I enjoyed exploring Cairo-Dock, in search of alterations to the classic Ubuntu 12.04 dock. I then realised I was quite happy to go back to the native dock feeeling that Cairo made my machine function more slowly. and wished to get rid of Cairo, but having learnt much by using it.
Unfortunately and what with the change over to using a new graphcs card, I have a problem;

'Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.cairo-dock.org_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_cairo-dock_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

 I cannot use the hardware updater, and neither am I able to use the software updater being warned with this message:
"software update problem:
could not initialise package info.
Could not initialise the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initialising the package information.

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

'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.cairo-dock.org_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_cairo-dock_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'"

 that I have an error. I tried to purge the program awa,y but that failed.

I need to install a driver for the new card - if i can and have the right one, but this problem is a separate issue ..i'm sure..
What should I do?

UBUNTU 12.04 LTS 32 BIT Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz × 2

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-06-01
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2012-06-01
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2012-06-01

sudo fuser -vvv /var/lib/dpkg/lock
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/*.bin
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean
LANG=C;sudo apt-get autoclean
LANG=C;sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
LANG=C;sudo apt-get update -o APT::Cache-Limit=25165824
sudo dpkg --clear-avail
sudo dpkg --configure -a
LANG=C;sudo apt-get -f install
LANG=C;sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
LANG=C;sudo apt-get update -o APT::Cache-Limit=25165824 && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I also suggest you remove the PPA, it is for Intrepid which you are not running

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) said : #3

Yes, you can remove this (very) old repository (which is no longer available) by editing this file (with root right): /etc/apt/sources.list
Or directly by using this command launched from a terminal:
   $ sudo sed -i '/cairo-dock\.org/d' /etc/apt/sources.list

PS: and if you still have the problem, I _think_ you can remove this file (but it's much better to clean cache with apt if it's possible): /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.cairo-dock.org_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_cairo-dock_binary-i386_Packages

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) said : #4

PS:
> dock feeeling that Cairo made my machine function more slowly. and wished to get rid of Cairo
BTW don't hesitate to report any bug to Cairo-Dock (and feel free to use the latest stable version by adding the ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa => http://www.glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=From%20the%20repository&lang=en ) ;)

Aniel Paranjpe (kineton-at-uk) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Aniel Paranjpe (kineton-at-uk) said : #6

Thank you AndrewW!! I can now also search for hardware drivers. Great.

Aniel Paranjpe (kineton-at-uk) said : #7

Just one last thing- i think, whilst updating, it finished successfully then crashed with this error message:
"Sorry, the Jockey backend crashed. Please file a bug at:

  ubuntu-bug jockey-common

Trying to recover by restarting the Jockey backend..."