software manager won't open in qiana

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software manager won't open in qiana

Postby winoseti on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:30 am

software manager just stopped working in qiana. no reason
now the update manager has been showing no updates so I used terminal sudo apt-get update

and got this error message

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_qiana_import_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

the last program installed was googlearth package which worked from the getgo( never has beforein 14 15 16)

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Last edited by karlchen on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: title corrected
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Re: software manager won t open qiana

Postby PatH57 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:33 am

is package manager still working?
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sudo synaptic


then edit, fix broken packages.
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Re: software manager won't open in qiana

Postby karlchen on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:14 am

Hello, winoseti.

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E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_qiana_import_i18n_Translation-en

The key phrase in this message line is: "E: Problem with MergeList ..."

Launch Software Sources from the Mint Menu. Activate the Maintenance tab. Click the big button labelled "Fix MergeList Problems". Should do the trick and allow Software Manager, Synaptic and mintUpdate to function correctly again.

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Re: software manager won't open in qiana

Postby luculus25 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:07 am

Hi,
I also have the same problem but my Software Manager doesn't even open.
How can I solve this?
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Re: software manager won't open in qiana

Postby karlchen on Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:53 am

Hello, luculus25.

Provided you are experiencing the same problem really, MergeList files damaged, then the steps explained to winoseti apply to you to. See this post above.

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