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I'm having trouble with my Software Center, I'm running Natty Narwale and receive the following error when I try to open Update Manager.

Could not initialize the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%2011.04%20%5fNatty%20Narwhal%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20110427.1)_dists_natty_Release - open (2: No such file or directory), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

As I get similar issues in the Software Center I've tried removing it via the terminal but I get the same problem:

Reading package lists... Error! E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%2011.04%20%5fNatty%20Narwhal%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20110427.1)_dists_natty_Release - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Does anyone have any thoughts how I can resolve this?

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I should add I've not reported this as a bug because I think it's much more likely I've updated something wrong as a linux noob than I've found a bug – Liath Feb 28 '12 at 22:21
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It is a bug. its caused by the status file parser not being able to open up the proper format that the status file is in. please report the bug.

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