When trying to run sudo apt-get update, I get three lines of output when all is said and done:

Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch InRelease
Aborted package lists... 97%

Prior to being all said and done, the last line will read:

Reading package lists... XX%

Where XX is a value that gets larger over a short period of time.

It repeatedly aborts at 97%

I'm running a Rasberry Pi 3B.

What might be going on here?

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    How long does it take to get to 97%? Also check df | grep mmcblk0 to make sure you are not running out of space. – goldilocks Apr 20 '19 at 20:19

Difficult to say what's going wrong with your package lists. I haven't seen this abort before. But always a good attempt to fix issues with package lists is to reinitialize them. How to do it under control of the package manager you can look at Raspberry Pi sudo apt-get update not working.

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  • That worked, thank you! – DavidH Apr 21 '19 at 2:14

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