E:Encountered a section with no Package

Bug #879588 reported by nor azmin on 2011-10-21
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-10-21
affects: ubuntu → update-manager (Ubuntu)
RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

Try this and then retry update:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/my.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

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

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/*Packages
 2.) sudo apt-get update

Thanks and good luck!

[This is an automated message. I apologize if it reached you inappropriately; please reopen the bug task if it was incorrect.]

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