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Update manager can't download updates

Asked by guy holmes on 2009-07-15

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Can anyone help me out?
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Ubuntu update-manager Edit question
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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2009-07-16
Last query:
2009-07-16
Last reply:
2009-07-16

This question was originally filed as bug #399867.

Why is this a CUPS bug? Moving ...

Brian Murray (brian-murray) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

A) Open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.
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B) still using terminal type or better copy and paste the rows below, please copy and paste one row a time then press enter:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get autoremove

then please reboot your system, type

sudo reboot

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

guy holmes (guyholmes) said : #4

Thank you so much!
Hava gr8 summa!