Bug#930446: popularity-contest: unable to submit report, impossible to debug
Hmm. After comparing the log files, I think I may have found the issue:
Jun 05 06:25:01 c CRON: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || (
cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ))
Jun 05 06:25:05 c runuser: pam_unix(runuser:session): session
opened for user nobody by (uid=0)
Jun 05 06:25:33 c runuser: pam_unix(runuser:session): session
closed for user nobody
Jun 05 06:25:34 c popularity-contest: unable to submit report to
Jun 05 06:25:34 c popularity-contest: unable to submit report.
Jun 05 06:25:34 c CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for
When it fails, it always does between 6:25 and 6:26 which is the time
/etc/cron.daily is run. Maybe the popcon server is overloaded at that
time and the 30s timeout in popcon-upload triggers?