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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:
Code:
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:
Code:
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:
Code:
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

Stephen,

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

Code:
<!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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