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Friday, May 25, 2018

a solution for ubuntu 12 sources mismatch

Found myself installing Ubuntu 12 for a little project, and out of the box, post installation, apt didn't work, with apt-get update failing with error messages regarding "sources mismatch". 
Sadly, sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update didn't get things any better.
A little search brought me to an askubuntu discussion and solution (which in itself, was based on another discussion and solution by askubuntu member lorem). The solution is remarkably simple - delete all of apt lists, and start over: 

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*sudo apt-get update