Fix “W: ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-amd64_Packages”

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Question:

After installing Ubuntu Saucy, anytime I run sudo apt-get update, I see the error message below:

W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch

Answer:

Open Terminal and run the following commands.

$ wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
--2013-12-15 02:09:43-- https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
Resolving dl.dropbox.com (dl.dropbox.com)... 54.235.137.191
Connecting to dl.dropbox.com (dl.dropbox.com)|54.235.137.191|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 FOUND
Location: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8850924/fixpackage [following]
--2013-12-15 02:09:46-- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
Resolving dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)... 23.21.94.77
Connecting to dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)|23.21.94.77|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 468 [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘fixpackage’

100%[==========================================>] 468 --.-K/s in 0s
2013-12-15 02:09:47 (127 MB/s) - ‘fixpackage’ saved [468/468]
$ chmod +x ./fixpackage
$ sudo ./fixpackage

Wait for updates to be completed and errors fixed.

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