(Solved) Update Manager error (LM14)

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Araytha
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(Solved) Update Manager error (LM14)

Post by Araytha » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:54 am

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a solution to the only error I've ever encountered with Linux Mint.
After a recent round of updates that I installed my Update Manager on LM14 it now has a Red X on it and on booting i get these errors
ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header,
E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_quantal_free_i18n_Translation-en,
E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Thanks in advance or any and all help,
Nate

Edit:

Tried the following
aac74 wrote:this worked for me:
sudo apt-get clean
cd /var/lib/apt
sudo mv lists lists.old
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
changed the error to
E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_quantal_free_binary-i386_Packages,
the rest of the error if the same.
Last edited by Araytha on Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

Araytha
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Re: Update Manager error (LM14)

Post by Araytha » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:40 am

Resolved this issue myself, as Package Manager wouldn't open I did the following

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sudo chmod 766 /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo chmod 766 /etc/apt/sources.list.save
Then deleted the line
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free
after I changed the permisions back to 744 on both files.

Nate

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