Mint 7 Update problems[Solved]

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ScottishGirl
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Mint 7 Update problems[Solved]

Post by ScottishGirl »

Hi everyone.

I have just install Mint 7 Gloria, after downloading and installing all the necessary updates I opened the terminal ran 'sudo apt-get update' and got the following message at the end:

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_gloria_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


The Package manager won't update either! I don't know how to solve this.
Last edited by ScottishGirl on Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

RichardH
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Re: Mint 7 Update problems

Post by RichardH »

Hi.
Just wait a couple of hours.
Run "sudo apt-get update" again. It runs fine for me from a nearby repo.

Since your install seems OK, sounds like a temporary repository anomaly.
If it continues, change to a different repository location.
Note which repository is giving the error.
Maybe pick some closer to your locale.

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Re: Mint 7 Update problems[Solved]

Post by ScottishGirl »

I have gone back too Mint 6 and have no problems updating now.

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Re: Mint 7 Update problems[Solved]

Post by RichardH »

I'm glad that is working for you.

It really sounds as if you might have not gotten a good download or burn of the iso.
I've installed Mint7 on about a half a dozen machines with no problem.

1. Download and check the md5sum
2. Burn DAO/TAO as slow as possible for the media used.

Many strange problems turn out to be the result of a badly burned CD.
Even though it checks OK. When one has problems, it is best to try it slowly.

Mint6 is a good setup, so it that works as you require, all is well.

regards,
Richard.

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