Cydia crashes! Tried going to terminal but doesn't work..

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  1. karenw00

    karenw00 New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently got Cydia and I was trying out a few new sources. But Cydia started to crash afterwards and jump back to the springboard every time I tried to use it. I'm not sure if it's the sources' fault, since I installed those into Installer as well and my Installer still works.

    But anyways I tried opening terminal on SSH and typing these:


    If it's crashing, open terminal, and type the following:

    su root (hit return)

    alpine (hit return)

    apt-get remove cydia (hit return)

    Yes, do as I say! (hit return)

    apt-get install cydia (hit return)

    Then exit, and open Cydia. Voila!

    but I would get an error message right after typing su root saying that connection timed out after 45sec. So then I tried to go directly to the apt-get remove cydia step and of course, I got an error message there as well. Any ideas? I think I'm probably just doing something wrong with the terminal, but I'm really new to this and don't know.

    Thanks!!
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    Update:
    Here is the error I get when I type in apt-get remove

    /private/var/lib/apt/lists$ apt-get remove
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/rep.sources.co.il_._Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    Reading package lists...

    Does anyone know about how to remove rep.sources.co.il_._Packages?
    I tried removing it the first time, and Cydia started to work and even updated, but then the source would reinstall itself and Cydia will crash again. I can't remove Cydia from SSH either because SSH freezes when I try to do so. I tried renaming remove rep.sources.co.il_._Packages, but this time I can neither remove it nor rename it again. Please someone help!!!
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. karenw00

    karenw00 New Member

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    Oh--I'm really sorry. I was going to delete this afterwards but I guess..I can't (or I coluldn't find where to delete it).
    The problem is solved thou so can someone delete this post..?
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    Sure you don't want to start one more thread just to be sure?

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