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Corrupted security update package files

When updating lenny this morning (yes, upgrading is on my todo list), I
got the following error:

    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    E: Couldn't rebuild package cache

Looking on the mailing list, it appears to be a problem with squeeze as
well. I tried clearing the files in /var/lib/apt/lists. I still got a
zero-sized Packages file:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    92374 Dec  3 09:43 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_Release
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      836 Dec  3 09:43 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_Release.gpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Dec  3 09:37 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_contrib_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Dec  3 09:37 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_contrib_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1870959 Dec  3 09:37 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   480423 Dec  3 09:36 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_main_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Dec  3 09:37 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_non-free_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Dec  3 09:37 security.debian.org_dists_lenny_updates_non-free_source_Sources

Is there an ETA on when these files will be fixed?

Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com> aka <Bill.Wohler@nasa.gov>

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