Trouble opening Update Manager

Asked by M Pradeep Kumar on 2012-11-21

Dear Friends,

When i tried to open Ubuntu Update Manager, the following error occured.
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, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
I am new to terminal, but am willing to work on it.
Please help.

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

please close all other programs and open ONLY a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and copy-paste bellow commands with order

wget "" -O ~/fixpackage

chmod +x fixpackage

sudo ./fixpackage

leave it to finish and probably your problem solved.


Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.

Thanks Nick, you made it so easy for me.

sravya sivanand (sravyagadam) said : #4

i am using ubuntu 12.04LTS
When i tried to open Ubuntu Update Manager, the following error occured

Failed to load the package list
E:Malformed line 5 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)

ubuntu software center is also not working

please help me with this.....