LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Linux Mint
User Name
Password
Linux Mint This forum is for the discussion of Linux Mint.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
wordsmith64
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linux Mint 7 Software Index Broken


Hey there, first time poster and relative noob here, and I have a problem. I'm running Linux Mint 7, and recently recieved an error that my software index is broken. I can't install, update, or modify any new packages. I've already tried the solution of entering sudo apt-get install -f in a terminal, and this is the output I get.

~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Malformed 3rd word in the Status line
E: Error occurred while processing libfuse2 (UsePackage2)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Any help possible would be greatly appreciated, though if need be, I could back up my work and preform a clean install.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
pierre2
Member
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Perth, AU
Distribution: LinuxMint
Posts: 339
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 74
Try running Package Manager <synaptic>
then click on Edit - Fix Broken Packages.
if that has no errors,
then click on Reload.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Software index is broken ravi12355 Linux - Newbie 16 01-20-2010 04:42 AM
Software Index is Broken Sallie Estes Linux - General 1 01-20-2010 04:38 AM
Software index is broken wanjiwz Linux - Software 4 06-05-2008 03:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration