How to Fix “Problem with MergeList” Issue in Ubuntu

When you are running an update in Ubuntu, there are plenty of problems that could possibly occur. One of them is the “Problem with MergeList… The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.“. There can be causes for this, and one of them is probably due to too many repositories in your system.

The fix for this is very simple. Simply run the following commands in the terminal:

What the above commands did is to remove all the package lists in your system and re-fetch them with the system update command.

Note: Make sure all other package managers are closed before you run the above commands, or else it won’t work.

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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