How To “Fix E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status”
I get the following error when I use sudo apt-get update:
E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Open Terminal and run the commands below, the the next you run sudo apt-get update it should run successfully:
$ sudo cp /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 /var/lib/dpkg/status $ sudo apt-get update
If you get error E: Lists directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing.
Run the command below:
$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial