“Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update

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Hi all,

I am a fresher in Ubuntu and I get some troubles with the software centre. When I attempt to set up anything, it closes and shows this error message in xterm:

"Reading package lists… Error!

W: GPG error: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/ precise-security Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <[email protected]>

W: GPG error: http:://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <[email protected]>

W: GPG error: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <[email protected]>

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header

E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages

E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened."

I have also tried sudo apt-get update to verify and fix corrupt packages, but same error persists.

What should I do? Please help.

Thanks.

 

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Best Answer by Beach madden
Answered By 0 points N/A #155006

“Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update

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Dear Hannah,

Enter In Terminal these lines:

sudo apt-get clean cd /var/lib/apt; sudo mv lists lists.old; sudo mkdir -p lists/partial sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update thanks.

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #155007

“Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update

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Hi there,

Open the terminal and use the below command :

sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg –configure -a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Now you can open the ucc without any fault and you can update without any error.  Maybe those could solve your problem.

Best wishes for you. Thanks.

 

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