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How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update?

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_partner_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Can anyone solve it?

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, devav2, con-f-use, Stephen Myall, Jorge Castro Oct 31 '12 at 9:13

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Try running these commands in the terminal

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf

sudo apt-get update

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