E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/fr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Asked by tanja hild on 2013-02-26

I can't update , I tried some of the solutions and nothing worked . this is ths message : E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/fr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Thanks for your help

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu update-manager Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2013-03-09
Last query:
2013-03-09
Last reply:
2013-02-27

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

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1591: “'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList”.

tanja hild (tanxala) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.