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 Post subject: can't update or install new software (solved)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:34 am 
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hi there.
update manager won't refresh package list.

in gives me this message:
ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_talkplugin_deb_dists_stable_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

same is I try to update from terminal (apt-get update)

any idea?
thanks.


Last edited by yishay121 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:44 am, edited 5 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: can't update or install new software
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:57 pm 
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Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-backup

then
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sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

then
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sudo apt-get clean

then
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sudo apt-get update

then
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sudo apt-get upgrade

were there any errors ?

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 Post subject: Re: can't update or install new software
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:50 am 
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it worked fine.
thanks!

I only got this warning at the end:
Setting up google-chrome-stable (33.0.1750.146-1) ...
Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/pcmanfm.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-directory/normal" is discouraged ("x-directory" is an old media type that should be replaced with a modern equivalent)
Setting up google-talkplugin (5.1.5.0-1) ...

anything I should do about it?
thanks again.
yishay


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 Post subject: Re: can't update or install new software
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:33 am 
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Dunno how that got in there .. maybe something you installed, but if you run:
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sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/pcmanfm.desktop

then scroll to the bottom, you'll probably find a line that reads something like:-

MimeType=inode/directory;x-directory/normal;

Here's what it SHOULD read:-

MimeType=inode/directory;

So edit the line and SAVE the file.

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 Post subject: Re: can't update or install new software
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:40 am 
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done.
thanks a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: can't update or install new software (solved)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:02 pm 
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No problem .. thanks for marking the topic solved :)

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