[Bug 1046888] Re: do-release-upgrade fails if UTF-8 comments in sources.list
1046888 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Sep 9 13:54:42 UTC 2012
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1046362 ***
** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1046362
do-release-upgrade crashes on non-ascii symbols in sources.list
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do-release-upgrade fails if UTF-8 comments in sources.list
Status in “ubuntu-release-upgrader” package in Ubuntu:
This has been found out and proven while trying to upgrade several
machines from Precise to Quantal Alpha3.
It may or may not still be true with latest version of do-release-
do-release-upgrade will fail miserably, python complaining about can't
parse UTF-8, if any "deb" line in /etc/apt/sources.list or
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/* has a trailing "#" comment containg UTF-8
chars such as accentuated éèà ...
The matter is that some of these comments containing UTF-8 may have
been auto-generated when upgrading from previous Ubuntu versions...
Depending upon system locale, etc.
Removing said characters in comments allow do-release-upgrade to then
succed, so the problem is 100% sure, proven and located.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:0.180
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
Date: Thu Sep 6 16:59:43 2012
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-08-28 (9 days ago)
VarLogDistupgradeAptclonesystemstate.tar.gz: Error: [Errno 13] Permission non accordée: '/var/log/dist-upgrade/apt-clone_system_state.tar.gz'
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