apt-get update fails Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

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http://askubuntu.com – Ubuntu fails on update. Cannot install any packages. Even after clearing files under: /var/lib/dpkg/lists/partial/* /var/lib/dpkg/lists/* /var/cache/apt/* Changed the repository and tried apt-get clean and all other resolutions provided by Ubuntu forums. Nothing worked, I had same issue before and reinstalled Ubuntu. But that is not the permanent solution. :~$ sudo apt-get update 95% [1 Sources bzip2 0 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers]bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file. 98% [2 Packages bzip2 0 B] [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com (]bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 (HowTos)