error opening the cache

Bug #1079572 reported by Farang Farang on 2012-11-16
This bug affects 1 person
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

error message:

Encountered a section with no Package:header
Problem with MergeList/var/lib/apt/lists


The Package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened

This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies

Using 12.04 and trying to upgrade to 12.10

Sami Jaktholm (sjakthol) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Reviewing your bug report it seems that you are experiencing bug 346386. This issue happens when you have tried to update your package information when you are a network that didn't return the right files. This issue can be cleaned up by using the following commands in a terminal:

1.) sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
2.) sudo apt-get update

Thanks and good luck!

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