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Install Updates Error: Section with no Package, Problem with MergeList, ...


Hi. Just got this Install Updates Error Log Below:
Install Updates Error log
Install Updates could not fetch the package cache information lists.
Go to and paste the log below into a new or existing thread for assistance.

============ Log ===========

Hit:1 focal InRelease
Hit:2 focal InRelease
Hit:3 focal-updates InRelease
Hit:4 focal-security InRelease
Hit:5 focal-backports InRelease
Hit:6 emerald InRelease
Reading package lists...
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_focal_universe_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

(Thanks in advance for your help!)



--- Quote from: Jerry on August 27, 2021, 06:52:28 PM ---

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Thank you, Jerry!

Due to other issues I encountered after posting the error log i.e. I clicked on File Folder from the panel and all the icons on the panel disappeared; nothing happens whenever I clicked on any desktop icon, I decided to just re-install LL again. I encountered a few issues after that, but was able to find answers in the forum and solved the problem. I visited the link you gave though to try to understand what was wrong and see how to solve it... Thanks!

If you're new to Linux, it's not unusual to try a few installs at first to iron out any kinks, it helps with learning too.


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