I have been getting this error for months:
Error: Opening the cache(E: can not open /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened This usually means your installed package have unmet dependencies
Then I try to fix it with:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
I tried these to no effect. Sometimes the error goes away for a while but then it comes back in a few minutes.
I also tried this
Are the crash/whoopsie files related to the error?