cant get update ubuntu 12.04

Asked by terry harrison on 2013-10-19

can't update 12.04 lts. I am new to Ubuntu so tried the answer to question 118279, and as with the upgrage manager I get ' E: the package index files are currupted.No filename: field for package Ubuntu system-service'. Have reported the problem after the failure. This is the first time any sort of error has occured through the updating system. Have looked up a number of errors of this kind and and the nearest looks like bug 801120, unfortunately the discussion becomes too technical. I hoped to fix this by using the info available rather than running for cover. I need some info to replace the missing file name other than that outlined in in answering question 118279

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2013-10-28
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2013-10-28
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2013-10-19

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8850924/fixpackage

chmod +x ./fixpackage

sudo ./fixpackage

terry harrison (terryh1) said : #3

the updates are complete thank you foryour patience and time Terry