There are several type of errors and in this post we will see how to solve some of the most common errors encountered during update of packages in Ubuntu. 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: Encountered a section with no Package: header, E: Problem with Merge List /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-amd64_Packages, E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.’Reading package lists… E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with Merge List /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-amd64_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
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If your kernel is the default version that comes with the distribution, or you upgraded it using the default package manager (e.g., ) from base repositories, you can install matching kernel headers using the package manager as well.
On the other hand, if you downloaded the kernel source and compiled it manually, you can install matching kernel headers by using command.
The idea would be to look for another application which is being installed or update it.
Wait for it to finish the installation or cancel it.
All you have to do is click on it and follow the online instructions.
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you will see a little icon in the kicker bar/taskbar when there are updates.
It will only appear when new upgrades are available.
First, check if matching kernel headers are already installed on your system.
The default location of kernel header files is /usr/src/kernels/.
And go to Settings as shown in the pic below: Now here, go to the Ubuntu Software tab and make sure that Software is restricted by copyright or legal issues field is checked.