Pakettitietoja ei voitu alustaa

Pakettitietoja alustettaessa tapahtui virhe jota ei voitu korjata.

Ilmoita tästä virheraportilla paketille "update-manager", ja sisällytä raporttiin seuraava virheviesti:

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/fi.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:Pakettiluettelonn tai tilatiedoston avaaminen tai jäsennys epäonnistui.

English translation (using Google Translate) -

Package information could not be initialized

Initializing the package information An error occurred that could not be repaired.

Report this error report package "update-manager", and include in the report the following error message:

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/fi.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

marked as duplicate by karel, Warren Hill, kiri, Eric Carvalho, Alvar Dec 28 '13 at 10:03

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  • Thanks everyone. I finally made it. Now it's working properly again! – Manne Veneskari Apr 3 '14 at 19:12

When you run sudo apt-get update, you are updating the details about the packages which are stored at /var/lib/apt/lists.

Here it is told that a section is damaged about package details. So it is corrupted. Best thing is to remove the folder and then make a new folder.

When updating is running the downloading details are first stored at a sub directory named partial. So that sub directory also needed to be created while making the new directory.

Run :

sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists && sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial && sudo apt-get update
  • You should add details on what these commands do and why you think that this would solve the issue. :) – LiveWireBT Dec 25 '13 at 10:20

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