I'm running Mint "Quiana" on a Dell Latitude D630.
Everything was working well but now all of a sudden when I attempt to run Synaptic Package Manager I get the following error message.
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_qiana_import_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
* NOTE: I get a similar error message from Update Manager.
I found a Similar Thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175508498/
I tried the recommendation there "apt-get clean" but the terminal responds:
E: could not open lock file var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (13 Permission denide)
E: unable to lock the download directory
Someone, please tell me what to try next!