I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04 and suddenly, Ubuntu Software Center stopped working. When I click on icon from launcher, it's blinking. When I try to open it from terminal with the command, 'sudo apt-get remove software-center', I'm getting the following error:

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Please tell me how to resolve it.

Thanks in advance.

  • try to remove the problematic file . – Aizuddin Zali Oct 9 '15 at 11:13

Finally I found the solution. I simply removed the problematic file. In my case, the file


was causing the problem. So, I removes it. Now it is working.

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