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I am trying to install java on my Ubuntu 13.10 ,64 bit.I am getting Merge-list problem again and again.As suggested in many forums I have tried -

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update

but it's still giving the same error -

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Please, suggest me some way to get out of these errors.

the output for

grep -v '#' /etc/apt/sources.list


deb http+://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted deb-src http+://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted

deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted

deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe

deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse

deb http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http:+//in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted deb-src http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted deb http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe deb-src http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe deb http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse deb-src http:+//security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse

deb http:+//extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main deb-src http:+//extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main`

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marked as duplicate by Avinash Raj, Braiam, mikewhatever, Florian Diesch, karel Feb 4 '14 at 0:13

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What is that %5fIN in the end? is really like that that appears? –  Braiam Dec 10 '13 at 1:42
yeah, it is there in the file name. –  user223905 Dec 10 '13 at 1:46
edit your question and include the output of grep -v '#' /etc/apt/sources.list. –  Braiam Dec 10 '13 at 1:47

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

Looks like you missed -vf at end of this command.

Look here they say to delete all files in folder lists: How do I fix a "Problem with MergeList" or "status file could not be parsed" error when trying to do an update?

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