can't use update-manager

Bug #276982 reported by ferretonthelus on 2008-10-02
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

I get this error when i try to launch the update manager. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. any help would be appreciated. using hardy heron 8.04
here is the file you asked for, sorry, nube here and don't know where the box is to add an attachment.
/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/README
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/copyright
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/aclocal
/usr/share/aclocal/xtrans.m4
/usr/include
/usr/include/X11
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/transport.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtrans.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtrans.h
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransdnet.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransint.h
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranslcl.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransos2.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranssock.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranstli.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransutil.c
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/pkgconfig
/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xtrans.pc

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please attach the file /var/lib/dpkg/status to this bugreport?

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Incomplete
ferretonthelus (ferretonthelus) wrote :

oops, here it is.....sorry. 8>(
/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/README
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/copyright
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/xtrans-dev/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/aclocal
/usr/share/aclocal/xtrans.m4
/usr/include
/usr/include/X11
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/transport.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtrans.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtrans.h
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransdnet.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransint.h
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranslcl.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransos2.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranssock.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranstli.c
/usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtransutil.c
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/pkgconfig
/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xtrans.pc

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