Mint 17

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

I think it’s trying to read off your cd/dvd that has nowt in it.
You need to change your update sources.
WARNING!!! … that’s the first bit of Linux advice I ever gave so check with someone else.

Have you installed it, or are you running the liveCD?

Run:

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

were any errors reported by that last command ?

Works for me. Cheers!

Hi andyofmelbourne, and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

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

sorry looks like mark did the fix