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Today I have tried to update the package lists and I have encountered strange error

$ sudo apt-get update
...
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Fetched 496 kB in 38s (13.0 kB/s)
E: Unable to change to (unreachable)// - chdir (2: No such file or directory)

What should I change now ? Something in /etc/apt/sources.list ?

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Please see this, bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/771780 –  MMA Nov 7 '13 at 1:35
    
Can you help me on what should I do in this situation ? –  Patryk Nov 7 '13 at 1:49
    
Is that Saucy installed or Beta version? –  Braiam Nov 7 '13 at 1:52
    
Does not look like I can of much assistance. The only advice we find there is something in the line of not detaching your drive while updating a system. Did you do something like that? If the answer is yes, do you want to try reattaching the drive and running update again? Good luck. –  MMA Nov 7 '13 at 1:54
    
@Braiam That's Saucy installed. –  Patryk Nov 7 '13 at 12:08
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I got this error message every time I ran sudo apt-get update with an encrypted home directory, while I was in my home directory.

If I cd'd to / first, the error went away.

(Ubuntu Server 13.10)

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I found my self in a removable disk that I had ejected. Changing into my home folder got me going again. This put me on the right path (literally). –  Aeyoun Feb 11 at 23:32
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Reinstalling libapt-pkg helped .

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