Whenever I try to use sudo apt-get install, or sudo apt-get update, for that matter, I will result in an error like this:

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/raspberrypi.collabora.com_dists_wheezy_rpi_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

It used to work fine, but not anymore. sudo apt-get upgrade doesn't work either. I have an ethernet connection.

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First you should remove the merge lists:

sudo rm -vf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

Then try run:

sudo apt-get clean

Then try again.

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