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

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:30:21 +0000
On 05/03/11 12:43, Lisi wrote:
> 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????
> Lisi

I got similar errors yesterday.

Looks like a temporary problem in the main and lv repos. I changed my 
sources.list and it was then OK (hash out the main repo till it's fixed):

deb squeeze main
deb-src squeeze main

squeeze main
squeeze main