dpkg - Problem parsing dependency Depends

Asked by Xaotique on 2016-09-04

After running an update yesterday (09/04), I'm not getting an error while attempting to run an update or remove using apt-get. I have tried using status-old in the dpkg directory, running "apt-get -f install", running "dpkg --configure -a", yet nothing seems to help.

$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Hit:7 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/brackets/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
E: Error occurred while processing banshee-extension-duplicatesongdetector (NewVersion2)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

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Xaotique
Solved:
2016-09-04
Last query:
2016-09-04
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2016-09-04

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

Xaotique (xaotique) said : #2

Cleaning out /var/lib/apt/lists worked. Thank you!