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I tried this solution and it didn't work :

I've tried this :

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

and I get :

rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists/*-vf': No such file or directory

I have tried :

$ sudo apt-get update

Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
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Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg                    
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
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Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release                                  
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Get:3 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]         
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release                               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources                             
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg                 
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Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources                       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release                               
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Get:4 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [49.6 kB]           
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources [1,950 B]
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources [52.3 kB]       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release                     
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Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources [14.5 kB]   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources                    
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources                       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources                       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages                    
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages              
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages                
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages [192 kB]  
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages           
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex              
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
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Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex             
Get:10 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [4,419 B]
Get:11 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [185 kB]      
Get:12 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources [4,241 B]
Get:13 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources [60.8 kB] 
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages [3,968 B]
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Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages [2,357 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex          
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex    
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex    
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex      
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en            
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en      
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en      
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en        
Get:18 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages [8,374 B]
Get:19 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages [151 kB]
Get:20 http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [9,665 B] 
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex         
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex     
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources                
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources          
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources            
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources          
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages          
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages    
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages      
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages    
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex 
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex 
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en                   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_GB                
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en             
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en_GB          
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en             
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en_GB          
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en               
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en_GB            
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en           
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en_GB         
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en     
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB  
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en     
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB  
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en       
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en_GB    
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en         
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en   
Hit http://ci.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en     
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Reading package lists... Done

The software center opened on previous boot, but now it won't open

I've also tried

$ sudo apt-get check

Reading package lists... Done
$ ^C

I've also tried :

$ sudo apt-get install -f

and I got :

$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
$ ^C
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Could you please shown an example where you are actually getting an error? In the examples above everything seems to work fine. –  Florian Diesch Nov 6 '12 at 12:49
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