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Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:49 am
by dev-jam
Hi,

I'm new to linux as I have changed as got sick of the bugs in windows so have converted to Linux now and it is so much faster and better. I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. I am having an issue updating the system though as I gettin the below error when trying to update.

apt update
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia InRelease
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia Release.gpg [197 B]
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia Release [17.6 kB]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease
Get:3 http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main i386 Packages [22.6 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream i386 Packages [11.3 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import i386 Packages [44.0 kB]
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en_AU
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en_AU
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import Translation-en_AU
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream Translation-en_AU
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free Translation-en_AU
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free Translation-en
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en_AU
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free Translation-en_AU
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_AU
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free Translation-en
Fetched 97.6 kB in 18s (5,306 B/s)
Reading package lists... Error!
W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
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.

Can some one please point me in the right direction to be able to fix this issue? :)

Thank you for your help.

Dev-jam

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:32 am
by xenopeek
For the badsig, you may try the following two commands from the terminal (one at a time). You can copy text to/from the terminal, see its Edit menu. You will be asked to provide your password; note that on the terminal you do not get any feedback as you type your password.

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sudo gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5
sudo gpg --export --armor 40976EAF437D05B5 | sudo apt-key add -

For the MergeList, do the following, to delete all package index files.

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sudo rm -fv /var/lib/apt/lists/*

That should solve both problems. Then run the following command to get all package index files anew. Any more errors, please share here.

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apt update

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:13 am
by aac74
I tried getting new keys but still get these invalid key errors ?

W: GPG error: http://www.mirrorservice.org nadia Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 3EE67F3D0FF405B2 Clement Lefebvre (Linux Mint Package Repository v1) <root@linuxmint.com>
W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG A040830F7FAC5991 Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key <linux-packages-keymaster@google.com>

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:33 am
by passerby
The error (and its solution) are detailed here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/89198/th ... re-invalid

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:22 am
by aac74
ok now I get one less error (after changing to main download server):

W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG A040830F7FAC5991 Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key <linux-packages-keymaster@google.com>

tried the above fix and tried getting new keys

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:28 am
by xenopeek
Try installing the package ubuntu-keyring.

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:38 am
by aac74
reinstalled ubuntu-keyring but still the same.

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:31 pm
by aac74
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

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:50 am
by ptruchon
Thanks aac74, this worked for me too.

Cheers!

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:24 pm
by nemarona
Since Medibuntu was discontinued, you can also get similar errors if it is still included in your sources.list: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2469.

Re: Reading Package List .......... Error!

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:26 pm
by 0ne_Up
xenopeek wrote:

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sudo rm -fv /var/lib/apt/lists/*



I got a similar error as the OP when running apt-get update, running only the quoted command solved it for me. Thanks!