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Apt-get error: Malformed Description-md5 line; doesn't have the required length

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A package manager (such as apt-get) is currently running. Waiting for it to finnish.
Technical info:
"apt-get dist-upgrade --simulate" exit code:100

Tried the following:

user@host:$ sudo dpkg --audit
[sudo] password for user: 
user@host:$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
user@host: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Malformed Description-md5 line; doesn't have the required length (32 != 23) 'ffea6fc15220dfe66af0c95'
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

This might be a possible solution, haven’t tried it yet, found after googling the error msg in the title
Is it safe to do this or is there a better solution?

sudo apt-get clean
sudo mv /var/lib/apt/list /var/lib/apt/lists.old
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean

Can do as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/About#Based_on_Debian.

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