Update manager crashes

Bug #318793 reported by TimC on 2009-01-19
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'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.'

Synaptic also causes error :
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.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

version (Intrepid Ibex) was
                        released in October 2008 so its version number is 8.10.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport

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

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

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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