[Solved] Software manager not launching

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marouane87
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[Solved] Software manager not launching

Post by marouane87 »

Hello,

I'm using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon (for a while now). Today, I wanted to install a software. So I launched the Software manager, the rood password entered, but then nothing... I've rebooted but also no changes...

After that, I tried to launch the Synaptic Package Manager, but the following error occurs...
Image

I also tried to run the following command:

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apt update && apt upgrade
But I got the following error as well:

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Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease                              
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease                         
Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg [933 B]                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                               
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease                       
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release [8,796 B]                    
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana InRelease                              
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana InRelease                                 
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B]             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release.gpg [933 B]           
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                   
Get:5 http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages [3,863 B]     
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release [59.7 kB]               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana Release.gpg [198 B]                  
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release [59.7 kB]             
Get:9 http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana Release.gpg [198 B]                     
Get:10 http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages [4,580 B]     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Get:11 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana Release [18.6 kB]                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Get:12 http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana Release [3,144 B]                      
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages                       
Get:13 http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana/main amd64 Packages [7,906 B]          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted amd64 Packages                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages                   
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages                 
Get:14 http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana/main i386 Packages [7,890 B]           
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages                        
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages [146 kB] 
Get:16 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/main amd64 Packages [30.4 kB]       
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages                  
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages                    
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_US                     
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en                   
Get:17 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/upstream amd64 Packages [23.8 kB]   
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages [337 kB]   
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:20 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/import amd64 Packages [32.5 kB]     
Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages [49.1 kB]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana/main Translation-en_US                    
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana/main Translation-en                       
Get:22 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/main i386 Packages [29.7 kB]        
Get:23 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [1,148 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [5,820 B]
Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages [139 kB]  
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages [208 kB]
Get:27 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/upstream i386 Packages [23.8 kB]    
Get:28 http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/import i386 Packages [32.5 kB]      
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [9,366 B]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [331 kB]    
Get:31 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:32 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages [49.0 kB]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [5,820 B]
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages [209 kB]
Get:35 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1,398 B]
Get:36 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en [70.7 kB]
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [9,532 B]
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en [150 kB]   
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en       
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en       
Get:39 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en [28.7 kB]
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en [4,719 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en         
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en [105 kB]
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/import Translation-en_US               
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US              
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/import Translation-en                  
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US                
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/main Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/main Translation-en                    
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/upstream Translation-en_US             
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana/upstream Translation-en                
Fetched 2,210 kB in 15s (139 kB/s)                                             
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Any help please?
Thank you very much!

Edit:
The solution was to go to Software sources, then maintenance and finally click on "Fix merge list problems"... The software manager now opens, and the update manager finally showing the updates... If anyone has an explanation for what could cause the problem, I will be happy to try to understand it :)
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Re: [Solved] Software manager not launching

Post by Chrisnz »

Same problem here, and same fix with same question ;) Why it happened??

Seems to be a bug somewhere...
marouane87
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Re: [Solved] Software manager not launching

Post by marouane87 »

I agree with Chrisnz, I think there is a bug somewhere, it happened again with no known reason...
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