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I have upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10. I am getting following error message

E:Problem parsing dependency Depends 
E:Error occurred while processing iw (NewVersion2) 
E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status 
E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I have tried the following command

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

Ubuntu Software Center crashes with above error message.

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It seems like your /var/lib/dpkg/status file is corrupted. So try to replace the current status file with the old one.

sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak
sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
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