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sources.list error

Post by siawacsh »

Hello, I recently tried to install Chrome browser from google but ended up with this error.

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This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.

When I tried to apply 755 permissions on the sources.list I get following error

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siawacsh@sager /etc/apt $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_qiana_import_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Can anyone help?

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Fred Barclay
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Re: sources.list error

Post by Fred Barclay »

Here's an idea. Open up the Software Source menu. On the bottom left there should be an "additional options" or something like that--choose it. Select the "Fix Merge List Problems" option.
I don't have my Mint computer with me right now, so I hope this is correct.
Best to you!
Fred Barclay
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