How To Fix Errors in Update Manager.

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How To Fix Errors in Update Manager.

Postby meteorrock on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:37 am

While using the package manager or trying to install applications through Terminal, it is possible to get a nasty errors which is something like this :

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header,.........

E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists < various > Packages, ..........

E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.............

This will prevent from installing or upgrading any application in Linux Mint. Fortunately, the fix is simple for this.

From the Terminal type the following commands :

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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf

Then input,

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sudo apt-get update

This will delete the older entries and download the latest ones after which the error should no longer be there.

Hope that helps someone :)
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