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.
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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.'
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I am new to terminal, but am willing to work on it.
Please help.

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Ubuntu update-manager Edit question
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Solved by:
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15
Solved:
2012-11-21
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2012-11-21
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2012-11-21
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 "http://ubuntuone.com/16urbk8yYDSe1SDhIM18sa" -O ~/fixpackage

chmod +x fixpackage

sudo ./fixpackage

leave it to finish and probably your problem solved.

Thanks

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
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please help me with this.....