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mint 11 update woes

Postby 81golfcaddy on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:08 pm

each day when I come in from work I notice that the update shield in the bottom right corner has a issue. so I click on it and it downloads a few things and gives me this error
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_katya_import_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
so I type in this (sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf) and the update works but the same thing happens each day. hmmm.
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby ausmuso on Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:03 am

Hi 81golfcaddy,
You omitted to say which Mint version you were referring to.
Are you talking about Debian based Mint LMDE 201101 or one of the Ubuntu-based versions?
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby 81golfcaddy on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:42 am

release 11 katya kernel linux 2.6.38-8 Generic Gnome 2.32.1
sorry thought there was ubuntu based only. hope this is what you need
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby mchojrin on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:36 pm

Hi:

I'm having a similar issue. My mintupdate shows the following message:

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ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/partner/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]


I just upgraded from Mint 10 to 11 using mintbackup to restore my old configuration. Everything seems to be working fine, except for this. Thanks.
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby karashata on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:09 pm

mchojrin wrote:Hi:

I'm having a similar issue. My mintupdate shows the following message:

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ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/partner/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]


I just upgraded from Mint 10 to 11 using mintbackup to restore my old configuration. Everything seems to be working fine, except for this. Thanks.


You'll need to change your sources.list to point to Natty rather than Katya for the Ubuntu repos. To do so, run 'gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list' (without quotes) from the GNOME run dialog (Alt+F2) and change every instance of "katya" after an ubuntu link with "natty" (again, without quotes).

In the end, they should look like this:
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deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby 81golfcaddy on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:31 am

no luck.
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby mchojrin on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:11 am

It worked just fine for me. Thanks!
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby GiggleGut on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:09 pm

karashata wrote:
mchojrin wrote:Hi:

I'm having a similar issue. My mintupdate shows the following message:

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ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/partner/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/katya/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]


I just upgraded from Mint 10 to 11 using mintbackup to restore my old configuration. Everything seems to be working fine, except for this. Thanks.


You'll need to change your sources.list to point to Natty rather than Katya for the Ubuntu repos. To do so, run 'gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list' (without quotes) from the GNOME run dialog (Alt+F2) and change every instance of "katya" after an ubuntu link with "natty" (again, without quotes).

In the end, they should look like this:
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deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free



I've done this and copied and pasted the bottom code and I still get the same error. It worked about a week ago. I'm also using Mint 11.
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby karashata on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Do you think you could possibly paste the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file here so we can look at them then? I'm somewhat stumped as to why that would be happening if the entries have been properly corrected...
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby HorrorCode on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:43 am

I have pretty much the same problem, every time I add a new repo I have to change it from katya to natty, heres my sources.list

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ katya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe mu$
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe $
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb games


the first entry if obviously the mint repo, but this is out of my league so I'm all ears?
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby PingusDB on Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:50 am

Same issue here:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ katya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free

#deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps
#deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb games

And still get the error:
ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_partner_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby katyakatya on Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:06 pm

Hi, my source.list file looks like this

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ natty main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb games
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb games
#deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted
#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted


my this configuration looks like this cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11
DISTRIB_CODENAME=katya
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 11 Katya"


My local-repository.list looks like this
deb file:///usr/share/local-repository binary/



And I still has same error as mentioned above and not able to update my system either through command line or through synaptic manager
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby hi_ankit on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:27 pm

delete all files under "var/lib/apt/lists" then
goto terminal write
"sudo apt-get update" (without quotes)
get new package files.. now after open software package.. enjoy..
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Re: mint 11 update woes

Postby proxima_centauri on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:28 pm

Don't resurrect old threads please.
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