Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists

Asked by siapnoe on 2009-10-27

When I try to bring up update manager I get this error message:

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report

What do I need to do in order to clear this message and be able to use update manager again?
Thanks,
Ernesto

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2009-10-27

Can you provide the output of:

file /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty_main_binary-i386_Packages

if the file exists then you can run:

sudo mv /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty_main_binary-i386_Packages ~/; sudo apt-get update

This should recreate the file.

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