Can't update or install software... apt-get update doesn't work either

Bug #319675 reported by Sandeep on 2009-01-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

THis is the errow when i open the package manager

and when i run apt-get update i get the following error
sandeep@Tornado:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit intrepid Release.gpg
Hit intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign intrepid-security/main Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid Release.gpg
Ign intrepid/partner Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid Release.gpg
Ign intrepid/main Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid Release.gpg
Ign intrepid/main Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid/free Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid/non-free Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid-security Release
Hit intrepid Release
Get:1 intrepid Release [27.6kB]
Hit intrepid Release
Ign intrepid/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid-backports Release.gpg
Ign intrepid-backports/main Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid/free Packages
Ign intrepid/main Packages
Hit intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit intrepid/partner Packages
Ign intrepid-backports/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-backports/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign intrepid-backports/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit intrepid/non-free Packages
Hit intrepid Release
Hit intrepid-updates Release
Hit intrepid/main Packages
Hit intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Hit intrepid-security/universe Packages
Hit intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit intrepid-backports Release
Hit intrepid/main Packages
Hit intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit intrepid/universe Packages
Hit intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit intrepid-updates/universe Packages
Hit intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit intrepid-backports/main Packages
Hit intrepid-backports/restricted Packages
Hit intrepid-backports/universe Packages
Hit intrepid-backports/multiverse Packages
Fetched 1B in 4s (0B/s)
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_universe_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Please attach the file:

it looks like its corrupted for some reason

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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