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Is there a non-medical name for the curve where index finger and thumb meet? Related 2How can I forcibly remove a package from Ubuntu by hand?10unable to remount filesystem back to read-only after package upgrade3apt-get: hash sum mismatch2Error in : sudo apt-get update2Can't install any I see you are pretty active in AU than here :) –Ramesh Jun 27 '14 at 1:41 @Ramesh you must remove the second code block. I do backups before apt update runs since some time and hope to repro that eventually. -- Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
Linked 297 How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” or “status file could not be parsed” error when trying to do an update? I had tried changing servers during my last manual update (in June 2016), while the issue was actually with my ISP, which hung the operation couple of times. Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty Why does a (D)DoS attack slow down the CPU and crash a server? Unable To Parse Package File Ubuntu Versions of packages apt suggests: ii apt-doc 1.2.3 ii aptitude 0.7.5-3 ii dpkg-dev 1.18.4 ii python-apt 1.1.0~beta1 ii synaptic 0.83+b1 -- no debconf information Reply to: email@example.com Vincent Lefevre (on-list) Vincent
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/dpkg/status (1) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Then look for the last files accessed before the error message shows: stat("/var/lib/apt/lists/linux.dropbox.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS.uncompressed", 0x7fffd2f39d00) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) stat("/var/lib/apt/lists/linux.dropbox.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS", 0x7fffd2f39e50) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=94199 three-letter codes for countries simulation with kinetic friction, weird results Extensible code to support different HR rules An idiom or phrase for when you're about to be ill Validate Random Die
This is a serious fault! The Package Lists Or Status File Could Not Be Parsed Or Opened Cydia Is there anything else I can do? apt share|improve this question edited Jan 24 '14 at 13:26 Braiam 40.1k1696158 asked Jan 24 '14 at 12:25 Teody C. asked 2 years ago viewed 6129 times active 2 years ago Blog Stack Overflow Gives Back 2016 Developers, Webmasters, and Ninjas: What’s in a Job Title?
First, if I recall it correctly, this kind of errors usually happens because the archive was temporarily out of sync. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Unable To Parse Package File Android Good to know that it still exists in 1.2.3. Unable To Parse Package File /var/lib/apt/lists/ So I copied it... $ cp /var/backups/dpkg.status.1 /var/lib/dpkg/status Then apt-get update ran without problems.
Save a backup of the file (and the InRelease > > file), then delete it, and run update again. this contact form Send the broken file (and > InRelease) in, so we can look at it, or look at it yourself and see > if/how it is broken. FAQ Forum Quick Links Unanswered Posts New Posts View Forum Leaders FAQ Contact an Admin Forum Community Forum Council FC Agenda Forum Governance Forum Staff Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct Forum None, the status of the bug is updated manually. Unable To Parse Package File /var/lib/dpkg/status
I am callsifying it as a security item since security updates can not be downloaded. /Roger Add tags Tag help Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote on 2014-04-15: Bug is not a security However, the problem has nothing to do with the ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) package. else) and iptables. (the ones that caused the problems) after that it wos working without problems.... have a peek here ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/status -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1452667 2006-06-23 10:44 /var/lib/dpkg/status Tom Haddon (mthaddon) wrote on 2006-06-23: #9 Dist-upgraded from breezy i386 to dapper, that is.
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It contains a detailed list of packages-such as the package name, status, priority...etcetera. ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/status -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1452667 2006-06-23 10:44 /var/lib/dpkg/status See original description Add tags Tag help In Debian Bug tracker #276060, Adam Heath (doogie-debian) wrote on 2004-10-13: Re: Bug#276060: Take a note somewhere. (In my case it was the removing of iptables package which reproducible crashed my apt, even after reinstall etc.) cp status-old to status undo the done by Reading Package Lists... Error Ubuntu Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
Glad it worked. :) –Ramesh Jun 27 '14 at 1:08 1 @Ramesh that's mine. :-) –Avinash Raj Jun 27 '14 at 1:40 @AvinashRaj, yeah. Theorems demoted back to conjectures What does "pseudo" mean in CSS? Error! http://netfiscal.com/unable-to/debian-e-unable-to-parse-package-file-var-lib-apt-lists.html Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_universe_i18n_Translation-en (1), E:Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-backports_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could
Adv Reply February 12th, 2012 #7 arunes007 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date Dec 2011 Beans 25 Re: problem with package manager Originally Possibly due to power loss or simply an unexpected exit to an operation. simulation with kinetic friction, weird results Explain it to me like I'm a physics grad: Global Warming more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy What caused my meringue to fall after adding cocoa?
Bug #1293475 reported by emile Blommaert on 2014-03-17 This bug report was converted into a question: question #251094: E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en (1), E:The package lists or status file Browse other questions tagged apt or ask your own question. m also unable to open synaptic package manager it is also not oening and provides an unrecoverable error?? Not the answer you're looking for?
So I'd suggest that you do: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade If that doesn't help, you need to tell us what you did to get the error, so we can Could be network problem while updating, could be many things. –ike Sep 1 '15 at 1:05 Yeah, this is happening on my AWS boxes a non-trivial amount and they a++ Tom Haddon (mthaddon) wrote on 2006-06-23: #8 Binary package hint: dpkg Just dist-upgraded.