Strange error while updating pkgs (SOLVED)

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txtinman
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Strange error while updating pkgs (SOLVED)

Postby txtinman » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:37 am

Package updater could not refresh the list of packages. If I run apt-get update I get this:

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E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.Describe your new note here.

If I run cat /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en I get this:

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<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>NETGEAR Router</TITLE><Meta http-equiv="Expires" Content="0"><body bgcolor=#ffffff><script>window.top.location.replace("http://www.mywifiext.com/")</script>
Which makes no sense to me. Should I just delete the file and try again? I don't know why an html file pointing to a netgear router would show up while updating packages. Any help is appreciated.
Last edited by txtinman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Strange error while updating pkgs

Postby viking777 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:21 pm

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


Should fix ya :)
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Re: Strange error while updating pkgs

Postby txtinman » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:01 am

That fixed it for me, thanks.


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