LMDE updating problems - Solved

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TonyKZ1
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LMDE updating problems - Solved

Post by TonyKZ1 »

from the cli:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

it lists the software sources and then this.

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_debian_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

After trying to run the update manager I got a similar message.
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_debian_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.


Any ideas?
Thanks, Tony
Last edited by TonyKZ1 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LMDE updating problems

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In terminal try these commands

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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update
It worked for me in the past when I had the same error. I found it again by searching the forum for header. I had to check about 4 threads to find the answer.
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Re: LMDE updating problems

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That fixed it, thanks I appreciate it.
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Re: LMDE updating problems - Solved

Post by gosa »

Ran into the same issue this morning, and found this thread after a bit of a detour...

I'll join in with my thanks to dawgdoc:

- Thanks!

Edit: Seems I read some parts of this thread a bit to fast...
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Re: LMDE updating problems - Solved

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You are both welcome. I am glad all is working for you again.
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Re: LMDE updating problems - Solved

Post by m2nis »

Same problem, same solution. :-)

Thank you !
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