On booting, the system attempts to update but can't.
The Error Message I get follows:
"This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic,
check the file permissions and correctness of the file '
The contents of /etc/apt/sources.list is:
deb http://mirror.tuxis.nl/packages/ debian main upstream import romeo
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
and reload the software information with: '
sudo apt-get update
' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.
But on opening Synaptic I get:
"E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/debian.linuxmint.com_latest_multimedia_dists_testing_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."
But doesn't tell me who I should report this event to.
Next, I download a file from a website and try to install it manually, but this is what i got:
Software Index is Broken
This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'."
So I did that, but received the same message I got when I opened synaptic.
So what's the solution? Any suggestions? Reinstall LMDE? Or, what do I need to reconfigure?