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Reading package lists... Error!

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
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Can you give us more information? Which command did you try? Did you do a "sudo apt-get update" first? –  R110 Aug 13 '13 at 11:48
    
after doing "sudo apt-get update"... this is the message –  Andre Aug 13 '13 at 12:57
    
Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: us.archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_universe_i18‌​n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened –  Andre Aug 13 '13 at 13:10

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Open your terminal and run below command

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

To generate a new list running this

sudo apt-get update
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Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: us.archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_universe_i18‌​n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened –  Andre Aug 13 '13 at 13:08

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