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This is the output of the command sudo apt-get update. I can't update any packages with update manager either. So what is the problem and how can I fix it?

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Get:1 stable Release.gpg [198 B]                                     
Hit precise Release.gpg                                          
Hit precise-updates Release.gpg                              
Hit precise Release                                              
Hit precise-security/main Sources                              
Get:2 stable Release                                                 
Hit precise/partner i386 Packages                            
Hit precise Release                                              
Hit precise Release                                          
Hit precise/main Sources                                         
Hit precise-security/restricted Sources                        
Hit precise-security/universe Sources                          
Hit precise-security/multiverse Sources                        
Hit precise-security/main i386 Packages                        
Hit precise-security/restricted i386 Packages                  
Hit precise-security/universe i386 Packages                    
Hit precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages                  
Hit precise-security/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex               
Hit precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex               
Ign precise/partner TranslationIndex                         
Get:3 stable/main i386 Packages [1,234 B]                            
Hit precise/main Sources                                         
Hit precise-updates Release                                  
Hit precise/main i386 Packages                                   
Ign precise/main TranslationIndex                                
Hit precise-security/universe TranslationIndex                 
Ign stable/main TranslationIndex                                     
Hit precise/main i386 Packages                                   
Ign precise/main TranslationIndex                                
Hit precise/main Sources                                     
Hit precise/restricted Sources                               
Hit precise/universe Sources                                 
Hit precise/multiverse Sources                               
Hit precise/main i386 Packages                               
Hit precise/restricted i386 Packages                         
Hit precise-security/main Translation-en                       
Hit precise-security/multiverse Translation-en                 
Hit precise/universe i386 Packages                           
Hit precise/multiverse i386 Packages                         
Get:4 precise/main TranslationIndex [3,706 B]                
Hit precise/multiverse TranslationIndex                      
Hit precise/restricted TranslationIndex                      
Get:5 precise/universe TranslationIndex [2,922 B]            
Hit precise-security/restricted Translation-en                 
Hit precise-updates/main Sources                             
Hit precise-updates/restricted Sources                       
Hit precise-updates/universe Sources                         
Hit precise-updates/main i386 Packages                       
Hit precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages                 
Hit precise-updates/universe i386 Packages                   
Hit precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages                 
Hit precise-security/universe Translation-en                   
Hit precise-updates/main TranslationIndex                    
Hit precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex              
Hit precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex              
Hit precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex                
Hit precise/multiverse Translation-en                        
Hit precise/multiverse Translation-de                        
Hit precise/restricted Translation-en                        
Hit precise/restricted Translation-de                        
Hit precise-updates/main Translation-en                      
Hit precise-updates/main Translation-de                      
Hit precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en                
Hit precise-updates/multiverse Translation-de                
Hit precise-updates/restricted Translation-en                
Hit precise-updates/restricted Translation-de                
Hit precise-updates/universe Translation-en                  
Hit precise-updates/universe Translation-de                  
Err precise-updates/multiverse Sources                       
  404  Not Found
Ign precise/partner Translation-en_US                        
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Ign precise/partner Translation-de      
Ign stable/main Translation-en_US               
Ign precise/main Translation-en_US          
Ign stable/main Translation-en                  
Ign precise/main Translation-en_US          
Ign precise/main Translation-en             
Ign stable/main Translation-de
Ign precise/main Translation-en
Ign precise/main Translation-de
Ign precise/main Translation-de
Fetched 2,781 B in 1s (2,698 B/s)
W: Failed to fetch  No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index

W: Failed to fetch  No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_universe_i18n_Index

W: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Try changing your mirror from software sources and try again. – atenz Aug 23 '12 at 14:50
Do you have any problems accessing the internet on your computer? – Steve Kroon Aug 24 '12 at 6:28

1 Answer 1

remove those files

 sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index
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Can you explain why removing these files would solve the problem? – Seth Feb 23 '13 at 0:20
@Benvert Please, provide more details to your answer. – Lucio Apr 5 '13 at 0:23

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