since 12.10, cron jobs no longer work

Bug #1071983 reported by ill
This bug affects 3 people
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anacron (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since upgrading kubuntu to 12.10 from 12.04, cron jobs are no longer executing.

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tags: added: bot-comment
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Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:

  apport-collect 1071983

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: ubuntu → ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: precise2quantal
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ill (illumilore) wrote :

The app collector ran, but it may not have uploaded properly according to the terminal output:
kded(5800) ColorD::addOutput: Failed to register device: "device id 'xrandr-HZ281H-147LM3AY0143' already exists"
>>> 0x15ad980 created Job Job
>>> 0x166b730 created JobFactory
>>> 0x1669040 created JobFactory
>>> 0x1661e70 created Job Job
>>> 0x146a9f0 created Job Job
>>> 0x1669040 deleted JobFactory
>>> 0x166b730 deleted JobFactory
>>> 0x15ad980 deleted Job Job
>>> 0x1661e70 deleted Job Job
>>> 0x146a9f0 deleted Job Job
klauncher: Exiting on signal 15
klauncher(5833)/kio (KLauncher) KLauncher::slotKDEInitData: Exiting on read_socket errno: 11
dpkg-query: no packages found matching ubuntu-release-upgrader
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/apport/apport-kde", line 519, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apport/", line 634, in run_argv
    return self.run_update_report()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apport/", line 554, in run_update_report
    attachment_comment='apport information')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apport/crashdb_impl/", line 358, in update
    report.write_mime(mime, skip_keys=skip_keys)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 504, in write_mime
    attach_value = CompressedValue(v, k).gzipvalue
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 44, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 50, in set_value
    gzip.GzipFile(, mode='wb', fileobj=out).write(value)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 230, in write
    self.crc = zlib.crc32(data, self.crc) & 0xffffffffL
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 391224-391257: ordinal not in range(128)

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is unlikely related to the distribution upgrade process rather with the facility for process cronjobs.

affects: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) → anacron (Ubuntu)
papukaija (papukaija)
tags: added: quantal regression-release
removed: precise2quantal
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