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update/software manager will not work

Post by accessdennied »

trying to install a program through the terminal and i get this

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accessdennied@augmentation ~ $ sudo apt-get install libxtst
[sudo] password for accessdennied: 
Reading package lists... Error!
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ olivia/contrib amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_debian_dists_olivia_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages)
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repo.steampowered.com_steam_dists_precise_steam_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
i go to my software man. but it wont open so i try the update man. to see if i could fix it with an update of some kind and wont work heres a pic

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Re: update/software manager will not work

Post by xsinick »

the code below should work. also you need to shutdown steam.

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sudo rm -fr /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir -pv /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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