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Mint 17
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:13:32 am »
Hi all

I am just new to Linux and i am using Mint 17, for some reason i can not open the software centre and i get this

eading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

any help would be great Thanks

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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 10:04:29 am »
I think it's trying to read off your cd/dvd that has nowt in it.
You need to change your update sources.
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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 11:48:15 am »
Have you installed it, or are you running the liveCD?

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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 03:07:51 pm »
Run:
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-old
then
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sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
then
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sudo apt-get update
were any errors reported by that last command ?
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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 05:29:17 pm »
Works for me. Cheers!

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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 05:39:20 pm »
Hi andyofmelbourne, and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 05:21:23 pm »
open terminal and try

sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-old

then


sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

then


sudo apt-get update
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 05:25:04 pm by greenian2 »
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Re: Mint 17
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 05:28:58 pm »
sorry looks like mark did the fix
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