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Old 09-17-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
txbowler
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Angry Synaptic Package Manager


en I open the Synaptic Package Manager - I get this error ----

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_petra_import_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

What do I need to do to correct. Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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I suggest that you start by running this command as root:

apt-get check

That may give you more information about what is wrong with your package list. Hopefully it is just the one file corrupted.

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Old 09-17-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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Two suggestions:

Running the "Edit-->Fix Broken Package" command from the Synaptic menu.

Closing Synaptic and running this from the command line:

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apt-get clean
 
  


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