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jenveno

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  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Cool! I book marked your link! Looks like some good reading. Thanks again! Have fun in the sun!
    Link to this post 01 Apr 10

    Cool! I book marked your link! Looks like some good reading. Thanks again!

    Have fun in the sun!

  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Ok I looked into that link and got it working within a couple minutes. I unchecked installabe from cd-rom/dvd and unchecked universe and multiverse and picked a new download source. seems to be working good got the updates and flash player installed. Thanks a million for helping me out good sir!
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Ok I looked into that link and got it working within a couple minutes. I unchecked installabe from cd-rom/dvd and unchecked universe and multiverse and picked a new download source. seems to be working good got the updates and flash player installed.

    Thanks a million for helping me out good sir!

  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    tried and got the same error again: Reading package lists... Error! E: Problem parsing dependency Depends E: Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    tried and got the same error again:

    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
    E: Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1)
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Ok, I tried the manual way. Sudo apt-get update asks for the password and continues successfully. sudo apt-get upgrade fails immediately with this exact error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Problem parsing dependency Depends E: Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Ok, I tried the manual way. Sudo apt-get update asks for the password and continues successfully. sudo apt-get upgrade fails immediately with this exact error:

    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
    E: Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1)
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Thank you for the reply. Ok that gives me a bit of a better understanding of how the admin works. I will try the manual way when i get home in a few hours. I'm guessing ahead of time it will deny me and not prompt for a password, i'll post when i try it. As far as programs installed before this started happening - the last thing I recall doing was installing adblock on firefox. Tried to install adobe flash player with 9.04 apt from adobe's site, and and began to notice this error beginning. never got flash player to install. It's a rather fresh install very little has been done on it. some details i found out, maybe it will give someone an idea: ***'E: Problem parsing dependency Depends, E:Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1), E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'*** So in this error ^^ seems to be with 'vlc-nox' the only aspect of vlc on this machine is the plugin for firefox. the packet it specifies '/var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages' seems to be something about firefox, i opened it and one of the lines in it says it can be safely removed. (wont let me do anything to this file i tried, no prompts for any kind of password just a strict denial). thanks again I hope someone can help me figure this out, its really bugging me and I'd like to learn it just for the purpose of knowing and becoming more familiar with this OS.
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Thank you for the reply. Ok that gives me a bit of a better understanding of how the admin works. I will try the manual way when i get home in a few hours. I'm guessing ahead of time it will deny me and not prompt for a password, i'll post when i try it.

    As far as programs installed before this started happening - the last thing I recall doing was installing adblock on firefox. Tried to install adobe flash player with 9.04 apt from adobe's site, and and began to notice this error beginning. never got flash player to install. It's a rather fresh install very little has been done on it.

    some details i found out, maybe it will give someone an idea:

    ***'E: Problem parsing dependency Depends, E:Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1), E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'***

    So in this error ^^ seems to be with 'vlc-nox' the only aspect of vlc on this machine is the plugin for firefox. the packet it specifies '/var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages' seems to be something about firefox, i opened it and one of the lines in it says it can be safely removed. (wont let me do anything to this file i tried, no prompts for any kind of password just a strict denial).

    thanks again I hope someone can help me figure this out, its really bugging me and I'd like to learn it just for the purpose of knowing and becoming more familiar with this OS.

  • jenveno
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Thank you for the replies. This problem started about a week ago - is it possible the server has been down for that long? It used to ask for the root password for the update, however it hasn't since this error started.
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Thank you for the replies. This problem started about a week ago - is it possible the server has been down for that long?

    It used to ask for the root password for the update, however it hasn't since this error started.

  • jenveno
    Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    I'll start off by saying I'm rather new to linux. So I encounter this error while trying to update and cannot get past it, tried some things from doing research but nothing has worked. I can't do a bunch of the terminal commands because somehow im not the 'owner.' Which makes no sense to me considering this is the only account on here. Ubuntu 9.10 32bit here is the message I get when trying to run the Update Manager: "[b] Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Problem parsing dependency Depends, E:Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'[/b]" those stupid smilies^^ are ":" followed by a "P" and not intended I can't install anything because of this, renders this instillation as useless as windows 98. I found out I can't do anything to the file because of permissions, which I dont have ownership to change the permissions. Maybe im an idiot, i dunno im not ruling that out but this seems WAY more complicated than it needs to be. If anyone could help me resolve this I would be grateful.
    Link to this post 30 Mar 10

    I'll start off by saying I'm rather new to linux.

    So I encounter this error while trying to update and cannot get past it, tried some things from doing research but nothing has worked. I can't do a bunch of the terminal commands because somehow im not the 'owner.' Which makes no sense to me considering this is the only account on here.

    Ubuntu 9.10 32bit here is the message I get when trying to run the Update Manager:
    "
    Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

    Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

    'E:Problem parsing dependency Depends, E:Error occurred while processing vlc-nox (NewVersion1), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'"

    those stupid smilies^^ are ":" followed by a "P" and not intended

    I can't install anything because of this, renders this instillation as useless as windows 98. I found out I can't do anything to the file because of permissions, which I dont have ownership to change the permissions. Maybe im an idiot, i dunno im not ruling that out but this seems WAY more complicated than it needs to be.

    If anyone could help me resolve this I would be grateful.

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