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Fix Problem MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists in LinuxMint 12 Ubuntu 11.04

Using package manager, you may encounter error messages:

Error: Encountered a section with no Package : header,

Error: Problem with MergList /var/lib/apt/lists …

Error: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Here is a possible fix:

Open Terminal and type these commands:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf  (enter)
(enter your pwd when prompted)
sudo apt-get update (enter)

This should delete the old entries and download the latest ones, clearing the errors.

Thanks to admin at for publishing the article entitled How To Fix “Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists” Error In Ubuntu 11.04 which was published May 01, 2011. There are currently 60 comments appended to that article.

wiki/fix_problem_mergelist_var_lib_apt_lists_in_linuxmint_12_ubuntu_11.04.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/06 04:30 (external edit)