Please I am facing a recent problem with my system. The problem is as follows:
1. I am not able to open the synaptic manager at all. Receiving the error of:
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/list/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
2. I am not able to update anything receiving the following error with my update manager:
Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
My system information are as follows:
Operating System: Kubuntu 11.04.
Kernel version: 2.6.38-8-generic.
Kernel arch: i686.
Default shell: /bin/bash.
X server version: X.Org X Server 1.10.1 GCC version: 4.5.2
My Software List (after disabling almost everything) ended up is as follows:
Canonical Partners (software packaged by Canonical for their Partners): http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu
I tried also the following in my terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f
but with no fruitful results.
I was relying on some information posted here: http://netgator.blogspot.com/2011/01/software-index-is-broken-on-ubuntu.html
Please any suggestions/ideas to solve the problem are highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help