I have been running the latest Ubuntu 11.04 for about a month now, and the update manager was always working like a charm, though I had an error few days back when trying to update my Ubuntu using Ubuntu Update Manger. The error was as follow:
Could not initialize the package information. Please report this bug agaist the ‘update-manager’ package that include the following error message:
‘E:Encoutered a section with no Package: header, E:problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ae.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dist_natty_main_binary-amd64_Package, E:The package lists or status files could not be parsed or opened.’
A snapshot image of the error is showing below:
As I fuzzed with the error for two days, I thought I will share how I resolved it with other Ubuntu users in the community to make sure they are well on in no time. below is the commands I have ran that resolved the above problem & should work out for you too:
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update
After that just run the Ubuntu Update Manager, & you should be all ready to go.
Enjoy using Ubuntu & happy updating.
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