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

Bug #319675 reported by Sandeep on 2009-01-21
10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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 http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_IN
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Translation-en_IN
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Translation-en_IN
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Translation-en_IN
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release [27.6kB]
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports Release.gpg
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/main Translation-en_IN
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Packages
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports Release
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/main Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com 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:
/var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_intrepid_universe_binary-i386_Packages

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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