update-manager: Could not initialize the package information Error Message

Asked by Randy Cooper on 2012-12-06

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/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu update-manager Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-12-07
Last query:
2012-12-07
Last reply:
2012-12-06

cd $HOME
wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
chmod +x ./fixpackage
sudo ./fixpackage

Randy Cooper (rancoop) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.