APT errors when using jm Ubuntu mirrror

Bug #405097 reported by landizzle7even on 2009-07-27
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This bug affects 1 person
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Undecided
Michael Lustfield

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Could you please open up a terminal and run "sudo apt-get update" and give us the output. If this produces no errors, then proceed to "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade".

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> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 03:50:54 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
>
> Could you please open up a terminal and run "sudo apt-get update" and
> give us the output. If this produces no errors, then proceed to "sudo
> apt-get dist-upgrade".
>
> --
> i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “synaptic” package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: synaptic
>
> when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

here is a copy of the result from the terminal: Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/restricted Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release [49.6kB]
Get:5 http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release [74.6kB]
Get:6 http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release [49.6kB]
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Sources
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Sources
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Sources
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://jm.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-update...

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That's pretty interesting...

Could you try using a different mirror?

Go to Settings > Repositories in Synaptic

After you do this, try to do an update again and see if the situation changes.

i get an error message when i try to open synaptic also : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 04:50:09 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
>
> That's pretty interesting...
>
> Could you try using a different mirror?
>
> Go to Settings > Repositories in Synaptic
>
> After you do this, try to do an update again and see if the situation
> changes.
>
> --
> i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “synaptic” package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: synaptic
>
> when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

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ok i went into the software sources and i switched to the main server so it works now i don't understand why i cannot download from the jamaican server. should i switch back or will i be fine with the main server?

> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:51:43 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
>
>
> i get an error message when i try to open synaptic also : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
> E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
>
> > Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 04:50:09 +0000
> > From: <email address hidden>
> > To: <email address hidden>
> > Subject: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> >
> > That's pretty interesting...
> >
> > Could you try using a different mirror?
> >
> > Go to Settings > Repositories in Synaptic
> >
> > After you do this, try to do an update again and see if the situation
> > changes.
> >
> > --
> > i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of the bug.
> >
> > Status in “synaptic” package in Ubuntu: New
> >
> > Bug description:
> > Binary package hint: synaptic
> >
> > when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
>
> _________________________________________________________________
> With Windows Live, you can organize, edit, and share your photos.
> http://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/windows/windowslive/products/photo-gallery-edit.aspx
>
> --
> i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “synaptic” package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: synaptic
>
> when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

_________________________________________________________________
With Windows Live, you can organize, edit, and share your photos.
http://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/windows/windowslive/products/photo-gallery-edit.aspx

The issue is with their own server. It appears they had a bad sync from the main repositories. I'll see what I can do about this.

affects: synaptic (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Michael Lustfield (mtecknology)
status: New → Confirmed

Could you try to switch back to the Jamaican servers now?

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Could you please attach the file:
/var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
?

slight problem with that the jamaican server is not in the menu i don't know how to get back

> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:31:17 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
>
> Could you try to switch back to the Jamaican servers now?
>
> --
> i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: synaptic
>
> when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

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landizzle7even (solotallboy85) wrote :

could not find a file with the jm. bit but i found this one

> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 19:11:22 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 405097] Re: i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
>
> Could you please attach the file:
> /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
> ?
>
> --
> i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/405097
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: synaptic
>
> when trying to update i get the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/jm.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jaunty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

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Luke Faraone (lfaraone) on 2009-10-07
summary: - i get an error message when trying to use any of these applications
+ APT errors when using jm Ubuntu mirrror

Is this still an issue for you or has it been resolved?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Closed because of inactivity

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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