release-upgrader unable to deal with sources.list entries of "deb mirror://"

Bug #1813354 reported by Nick Jennings
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ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

It says I don't have an official apt source listed, which I do. The error message was pretty vague, so I'm not sure what information to add. Here's my sources list:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep ^d
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic main restricted
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates main restricted
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic universe
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates universe
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ bionic partner

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:18.04.29
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-29.31-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
Date: Fri Jan 25 20:38:12 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-12-27 (28 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2019-01-25 (0 days ago)
VarLogDistupgradeAptlog:
 Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:30.492890
 Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:34.539108
 Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:52.534002
 Log time: 2019-01-25 20:38:14.661362
VarLogDistupgradeTermlog:

mtime.conffile..etc.update-manager.release-upgrades: 2019-01-25T20:36:20.332520

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Nick Jennings (silverbucket) wrote :
tags: added: bionic2cosmic
tags: added: third-party-packages
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I don't think the release upgrader understands the "deb mirror" lines in your sources.list file. Please replace those with an official Ubuntu mirror and try the upgrade again.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Revision history for this message
Nick Jennings (silverbucket) wrote : Re: [Bug 1813354] Re: unable to upgrade 18.04 -> 18.10

I did right after posting the bug and it worked just fine. Possibly something to fix for an upcoming release?

On Jan 25 2019, at 9:46 pm, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
> I don't think the release upgrader understands the "deb mirror" lines in
> your sources.list file. Please replace those with an official Ubuntu
> mirror and try the upgrade again.
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
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> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1813354
>
> Title:
> unable to upgrade 18.04 -> 18.10
>
> Status in ubuntu-release-upgrader package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> It says I don't have an official apt source listed, which I do. The
> error message was pretty vague, so I'm not sure what information to
> add. Here's my sources list:
>
> $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep ^d
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic main restricted
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates main restricted
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic universe
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates universe
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic multiverse
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-updates multiverse
> deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
> deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
> deb http://archive.canonical.com/ bionic partner
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:18.04.29
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-29.31-generic 4.15.18
> Uname: Linux 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
> Architecture: amd64
> CrashDB: ubuntu
> Date: Fri Jan 25 20:38:12 2019
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-12-27 (28 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2019-01-25 (0 days ago)
> VarLogDistupgradeAptlog:
> Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:30.492890
> Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:34.539108
> Log time: 2019-01-25 20:37:52.534002
> Log time: 2019-01-25 20:38:14.661362
> VarLogDistupgradeTermlog:
>
> mtime.conffile..etc.update-manager.release-upgrades: 2019-01-25T20:36:20.332520
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summary: - unable to upgrade 18.04 -> 18.10
+ release-upgrader unable to deal with sources.list entries of "deb
+ mirror://"
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: rls-dd-incoming
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'm not questioning the fact that this is a bug but I'm curious what documentation lead you to add "deb mirror" entries to your sources.list file. Could you point me at it? Thanks in advance.

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Nick Jennings (silverbucket) wrote :

I don't remember for sure which article it was, but I was travelling at the time and looking to auto-select the fastest mirrors. Searching now finds a familiar-looking article and forum answer:

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-select-the-fastest-apt-mirror-on-ubuntu-linux
https://askubuntu.com/questions/39922/how-do-you-select-the-fastest-mirror-from-the-command-line

This person seems to have issues with using the 'mirros' solution as well:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/319433/making-mirror-mirrors-ubuntu-com-highly-available

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Tommy Trussell (tommy-trussell) wrote : Re: [Bug 1813354] Re: release-upgrader unable to deal with sources.list entries of "deb mirror://"

Most appear in places like Ask Ubuntu (and other Stack Exchange sites). I had not seen "official" information but I searched and found a blueprint:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/deploy-dynamic-mirrors

tags: added: rls-dd-notfixing
removed: rls-dd-incoming
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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