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Month: March 2011

Walked round but not solved! was Re: [trinity-users] Problems with repositories and aptitude update

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:43:58 +0000
On Saturday 05 March 2011 12:16:10 Lisi wrote:
> I am installing (or trying to!) Trinity on a fresh minimal install of
> Squeeze. But I have run into problems (which I did not the other day on a
> full install).
> I have edited my sources.list as instructed on the Pearson website, and
> have checked and rechecked the repositories.  They seem to be fine, but
> when I do <aptitude update> I get a lot of error messages like this one:
> [ ERR] Reading package lists
> E:  Encountered a section with no Package: header
> E: Problem with
> MergeList
> /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net_trinity_trinity_debi
>an_dists_squeeze_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status
> file could not be parsed or opened. E: Couldn't rebuild package cache
> And obviously couldn't install Trinity either, with similar errors.  I am
> completely baffled.  Can anyone throw light on this?

I commented out the trinity entries in the sources.list, updated without a 
problem, and installed LXDE.

Having not had teh problem from within LXDE the other day, I thought I might 
as well see what happened if I uncommented the trinity repositories and 
updated.  No problems.  So I attemted to install trinity from within LXDE, 
and it is at this moment happily installing.

So by going round the houses, I got to where I wanted to be.  But what was 
going on????