Half an hour I used the Package Manager to install some Java updates.
Just now I attempted to use Synaptic to install some extra software and got the following error message.
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E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/download.ebz.epson.net_dsc_op_stable_debian_dists_lsb3.2_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
I have not the faintest idea of what is happening. It may be relevant that I have an Epson Stylus SX130, which was a problem to install. I asked (and received help) to sort out that, as I asked for help on this site under Printers, and I have also queried a possible Synaptic failure, under Discussions on this site.
Could some kind person make time to show me the out of this mess, please.
I am using Mint 17-64 with i5, 8Gb DDR and 500Gb HDD.
One half of my HDD is taken up with the old Mint 16-32 installation, for reference.