Unable to upgrade to Xubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 version

Bug #1111048 reported by Jayneil Dalal
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 currently and unable to upgrade to version 12.10. The error being reported is:

Error: [Errno 13] permission denied: /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt-clone system_state.tar.tx

Below is the screenshot for the same:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:
Uname: Linux 3.7.4-030704-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 30 21:27:08 2013
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1359602045
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 509
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 600
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: update-manager
Symptom: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2013-01-31 (0 days ago)
VarLogDistupgradeAptclonesystemstate.tar.gz: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/dist-upgrade/apt-clone_system_state.tar.gz'

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Jayneil Dalal (jayneil-dalal) wrote :
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This has to do with the fact that you are using the xorg-edges PPA and the distribution upgrade failing to calculate the upgrade. You might have better luck upgrading if you remove the PPA and return to Precise's video drivers.

2013-01-30 21:25:14,935 DEBUG examining: 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu precise main'
2013-01-30 21:25:14,936 DEBUG entry '# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu quantal main # disabled on upgrade to quantal' was disabled (unknown mirror)

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

Is this bug still present for you after taking the steps listed above?

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

[Expired for ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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