Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status raspberrypi

Having this problem after flashing the OS on your SD card?
It looks the latest wheezy is having this problem. I didn’t have this problem before. Any way the simplest fix I have so far is clearing the status file and running the update again

i@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/status
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo touch /var/lib/dpkg/status
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update

The first command is to remove the corrupted status file
The second would create a blank file with name status, just the reverse of the first command
Last, update to fill up the status..

That is it..