Cydia error, do I need to restore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by achtungbaby, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. achtungbaby macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2003
    Since yesterday I have been getting this error when I open Cydia:

    Error: Database
    Encountered a section with no Package: header

    uh, what?

    Everything seems to be working as well as it did before this problem started. Can I somehow fix this issue or will I have to remove the jailbreak from my phone and start over? (I really hope not)
  2. MooseKnuckle macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009
    I've been having the same problem since yesterday. I have deleted and reinstalled cydia with no luck.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Must be a server problem on Saurik's side since the two of you are having the same problem.
  4. OhioLefty macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2009
    I had this same problem and this is what I did to fix it.

    Follow this thread >>> Problem with Cydia - Section with no Package: header error

    Pay special attention to what I did in post #17 under the Update.

    I think it is fixable.

    Good Luck...
  5. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    You can also goes here /private/var/tmp/cydia.log, and look at the cydia log file
  6. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2009
    I've been using Rock for awhile and I think it's better than Cydia.
    Best thing from Rock is the ability to restore your apps whenever you want to reinstall the iPhone OS firmware.
  7. kmiranda macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    I'm not getting an error with Cydia but I can't find all of the applications when I search for them. I know they're available still through Cydia since I can see all of them on my other iPhone. Am I doing something wrong?

    iPhone 3G 8GB with 3.1.2 installed. I'm looking for "MMS & Tethering". What am I missing? Thanks for the feedback...
  8. achtungbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2003
    thanks for the replies everybody. Am I screwed if I don't have SSH installed on my phone?
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same thing happened to me a few days ago.
    I had to remove the Modmyi repo thru SSH and then everything was fine.

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