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Update and Package management not working [SOLVED]

Postby miauriel on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:45 pm

I have installed mint kde 15 but cannot update or install. I have a toshiba satellite L650 with 4 gb RAM. this is what comes up when I try the following:
1. UPDATE MANAGER
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ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_raring_free_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


2.IN TERMINAL - sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg                               
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release [40.8 kB]             
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia Release.gpg [197 B]                 
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg [933 B]             
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia Release [17.7 kB]                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release                                   
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release [40.8 kB]               
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/main amd64 Packages [23.5 kB]       
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main amd64 Packages [122 kB] 
Get:9 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/upstream amd64 Packages [9,249 B]   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main amd64 Packages                       
Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring Release.gpg                           
Get:10 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/import amd64 Packages [39.0 kB]   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted amd64 Packages                 
Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring Release                               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe amd64 Packages                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse amd64 Packages                 
Get:11 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/main i386 Packages [23.5 kB]       
Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner amd64 Packages                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main i386 Packages                       
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring Release.gpg                           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted i386 Packages                 
Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner i386 Packages                 
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org raring Release                               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe i386 Packages                   
Get:12 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/upstream i386 Packages [9,237 B]   
Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse i386 Packages                 
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex         
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe amd64 Packages [38.4 kB]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en_CA                   
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex     
Get:15 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/import i386 Packages [39.9 kB]     
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en                       
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free i386 Packages/DiffIndex         
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,715 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Translation-en                 
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main i386 Packages [121 kB] 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Translation-en_CA               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Translation-en                   
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main amd64 Packages [192 kB]   
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Ign http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner Translation-en_CA             
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe i386 Packages [39.0 kB]
Ign http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner Translation-en                 
Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,864 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main Translation-en             
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe amd64 Packages [150 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse Translation-en       
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted Translation-en       
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe Translation-en         
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/import Translation-en_CA             
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,715 B]
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/import Translation-en                 
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main i386 Packages [191 kB]   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/main Translation-en_CA               
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/main Translation-en                   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/upstream Translation-en_CA           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia/upstream Translation-en               
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main Translation-en_CA         
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free Translation-en_CA               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free Translation-en             
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted Translation-en_CA
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free Translation-en_CA           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe Translation-en_CA     
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free Translation-en               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe i386 Packages [151 kB]
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free amd64 Packages                   
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free amd64 Packages           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/free i386 Packages               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free i386 Packages           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [3,864 B]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Translation-en [90.8 kB]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Translation-en_CA             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Translation-en_CA             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Translation-en_CA           
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Translation-en_CA     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Translation-en_CA     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Translation-en_CA       
Fetched 1,356 kB in 6s (203 kB/s)                                             
W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/free/i18n/Translation-en_CA  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/free/i18n/Translation-en  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_CA  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/non-free/i18n/Translation-en  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/free/binary-amd64/Packages  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/free/binary-i386/Packages  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/non-free/binary-i386/Packages  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


3. SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER
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E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_raring_free_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.


Please help me sort this out. Ive been wishing to use KDE for a while and have had a terrible time trying to get it to work. Im rather quite stubborn so I would like to try and get this to work; however, I am deploying soon and would like a working laptop! If I figure anything out in the mean time I will post results!
Last edited by miauriel on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Update and Package management not working

Postby xenopeek on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:52 pm

Medibuntu has been removed, as per this sticky post: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=147271. Just remove the Medibuntu repository (see the link for tips on how).

To fix the MergeList issue just open Software Sources, click on Maintenance, and click on "Fix MergeList issue".

Doing these two things will solve the other errors you are getting.
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Re: Update and Package management not working [SOLVED]

Postby miauriel on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Xenopeek,

While I was searching for a solution I followed the instructions given here"
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=122213&hilit=update Although it is a bit different than the version of Mint KDE I am using now, the premise is the same. I changed the download mirrors to Canadian ones (Im not sure if they are the closet to my location, but Im sure they are closer than the UK ones it was set to pull from) and updated everything. I started with the update manager and then went on to terminal to do update and upgrade followed by a reboot and things are looking fully functional!

The Software manager also is now working as Im downloading chromium right now. Just to be safe though I have followed your instructions as well.

Thank you! :mrgreen:
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