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Advice required please [Solved]

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Advice required please [Solved]

Any idea where I go from here as Mint 17 is not updating.
03.23@15:23 ++ Launching mintUpdate
03.23@15:23 ++ Starting refresh
03.23@15:23 ++ Initial refresh will happen in 10 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
03.23@15:23 ++ System is up to date
03.23@15:23 ++ Refresh finished
03.23@15:33 ++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing initial refresh
03.23@15:33 ++ Starting refresh (including refreshing the APT cache)
03.23@15:33 ++ Auto-refresh will happen in 0 minutes, 2 hours and 0 days
03.23@15:33 ++ Error in checkAPT.py, could not refresh the list of updates
03.23@15:36 ++ Starting refresh (including refreshing the APT cache)
03.23@15:37 ++ Error in checkAPT.py, could not refresh the list of updates
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Re: Advice required please

what does sudo apt-get update say ?
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Re: Advice required please

Try this from a console
sudo apt-get clean
sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists.broken
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Advice required please

Downloads a fair amount of stuff but the bottom lines are,
Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/release
Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/packages' in release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
some index files failed to download They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Re: Advice required please

OK that is a problem with the chrome repo, ignore it as it is flackey. I had issues with it last week.
As long as the rest are loading you could try #'ing out the chrome repo for the moment.
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Re: Advice required please

Has Google stopped producing Chrome for 32bit Linux yet?
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Re: Advice required please

@HMb,
Can you advise where the spaces should be in those lines as despite a few guesses I get the message, command not found when inputting the second line.
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Re: Advice required please

sudo: mv-v /var/lib/apt/lists/var/lib/apt/lists.broken: command not found
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Re: Advice required please

Quote from: ejs
Has Google stopped producing Chrome for 32bit Linux yet?

Do you mean this ?  -  How To Fix The (Annoying) ‘Failed to Fetch’ Chrome apt Error
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Re: Advice required please

Quote from: gleneagles
sudo: mv-v /var/lib/apt/lists/var/lib/apt/lists.broken: command not found

mv <space> -v <etc>
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Re: Advice required please

After inputting the second line I am getting,
‘/var/lib/apt/lists’ -> ‘/var/lib/apt/lists.broken/lists’
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Re: Advice required please

The mv  -v causes mv to operate in "verbose" mode, so its just explaining what its done.
However, you are supposed to be moving /var/lib/apt/lists  to  /var/lib/apt/lists.broken
So you should be getting a message
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'/var/lib/apt/lists'  ->  '/var/lib/apt/lists.broken'

Quote from: gleneagles
After inputting the second line I am getting,
‘/var/lib/apt/lists’ -> ‘/var/lib/apt/lists.broken/lists’

When running these commands, its safest to copy & paste them.

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Re: Advice required please

Thanks,
I will check this out tomorrow.
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Re: Advice required please

Gets worse ,
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file descriptor -1
E: Unable to lock the list directory
At least it gives me something to do
Smiley Smiley
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Re: Advice required please

No idea exactly what this means but it seems to have solved it.
sudo su -c "apt-get update"
sudo su -c "dpkg --configure-a"
sudo su -c "apt-get -f install"