How to fix Apt-Get package manager when it’s broken.


If you see something like this on your terminal when you’re doing an update or install then you’ll know you have a problem.

sudo apt-get install
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/toolbelt.heroku.com_ubuntu_._en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Fortunately, it's really to fix it. To do that simply:
sudo apt-get clean 
cd /var/lib/apt
sudo mv lists lists.old
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
And that's all there is to it! I hope this helps.