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apt-get update fails

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:50 pm
by jiggerat
To install Raspberry Pwn by Pwnie Express it says you have to use the Debian Wheezy soft-floating point image. I eventually found what seems to be the latest image for this at :

It has been removed from the normal downloads page.

I installed the image in the normal way and have expanded the "/" partition to the full card size of 8GB with "raspi-config".

However after rebooting and trying to run "apt-get update" you get the following:

[email protected]:~# apt-get update
Hit wheezy Release.gpg
Hit wheezy Release
Hit wheezy/main armel Packages
Hit wheezy Release.gpg
Hit wheezy Release
Ign wheezy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign wheezy/main Translation-en
Hit wheezy/main armel Packages
Hit wheezy/contrib armel Packages
Hit wheezy/non-free armel Packages
Hit wheezy/contrib Translation-en
Hit wheezy/main Translation-en
Hit wheezy/non-free Translation-en
Reading package lists... Error!
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.
[email protected]:~#

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Re: apt-get update fails

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:14 am
by DougieLawson
You could remove the offending repo from your /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list then retry.

If you don't have any non-free translation packages installed it won't cause a problem.