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[SOLVED]: MergeList error during updates
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Author:  gino_corradi [ Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:45 am ]
Post subject:  [SOLVED]: MergeList error during updates

Hello :)

I hope I posted in the right section of the forum.

Today I tried to update the system (Uber Student 4.1 64 bit).
I am used to do this through the command line. The "sudo apt-get update" command updated the package list, but I got the following warning, too:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/uberstudent.net_dists_epicurus_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

In fact, if I use the "sudo apt-get upgrade" command, I get the same message and no package is downloaded.

I tried also to use uberstudentUpdate in the graphic session, but it says that the system is updated, without any error message. and this can't be true.

What can I do?

Thanks for your help.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:40 am ]
Post subject:  [SOLVED]: MergeList error during updates

First, please do me a favor so I can see the content of the file listed in the error message.

1. Press Alt+F2 on your keyboard and paste in the following:
leafpad /var/lib/apt/lists/uberstudent.net_dists_epicurus_main_i18n_Translation-en

2. Copy the contents of that file to your clipboard and paste it in to your next post. If the file is empty, let me know that.

Now, to fix the issue:

1. Press F12 on your keyboard and paste in the following lines:
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Done. You can now do updates.

Author:  gino_corradi [ Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [SOLVED]: MergeList error during updates

Thanks Stephen for your hint; the issue has been fixed. :)

About the contents of the file you requested, I'm sorry but I opened the file before fixing the issue and I saw that the file was not empty, but I forgot to save it in that moment.
After the issue fixing, I opened the file but it is empty. I'm sorry, but I did not think that the issue fixing would erase the contents of that file. :(

Author:  James [ Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [SOLVED]: MergeList error during updates


I have the same problem, here's the contents of the file:

<!DOCTYPE html><body style="padding:0; margin:0;"><html><body><iframe src="http://mcc.godaddy.com/park/nT9lMJManUSlLJphLKWa" style="visibility: visible;height: 100%; position:absolute" allowtransparency="true" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" width="100%"></iframe></body></html>

The fix action worked though, everything is good again.

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