apport checks for a bug pattern before filing a bug report, in the case
of the bug which you were reporting it matched the bug pattern for bug
996916.  That pattern looks like:

    <pattern url="";>
        <re key="Package">^(ubuntu-release-upgrader-core |update-manager)</re>
        <re key="VarLogDistupgradeMainlog">blacklist expr 
'\^postgresql-.*\[0-9\]\\.\[0-9\].*' matches</re>

>From the bugs I'd seen before most of them failed to calculate the
upgrade, however in your log file (Mainlog.txt) the message appears
during the obsolete package check.

2016-09-18 12:53:10,503 DEBUG Start checking for obsolete pkgs
2016-09-18 12:53:18,126 DEBUG blacklist expr 'update-manager-core' matches 
2016-09-18 12:53:18,127 DEBUG skipping 'update-manager-core' (in 
2016-09-18 12:53:18,127 DEBUG 'update-manager-core' scheduled for remove but 
not safe to remove, skipping
2016-09-18 12:53:23,737 DEBUG blacklist expr 'update-manager-core' matches 
2016-09-18 12:53:23,737 DEBUG package 'python3-distupgrade' has unwanted 
removals, skipping
2016-09-18 12:53:25,652 DEBUG 'python3-distupgrade' scheduled for remove but 
not safe to remove, skipping
2016-09-18 12:53:25,980 DEBUG blacklist expr '^postgresql-.*[0-9]\.[0-9].*' 
matches 'postgresql-9.3'
2016-09-18 12:53:25,980 DEBUG skipping 'postgresql-9.3' (in removalBlacklist)
2016-09-18 12:53:25,980 DEBUG 'postgresql-9.3' scheduled for remove but not 
safe to remove, skipping

The bug pattern should be modified so that it only matches bugs where
the message appears before upgrading.

** Changed in: apport (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

** Changed in: apport (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Package changed: apport (Ubuntu) => apport

** Summary changed:

- ubuntu-bug refuses to file upgrade bug, thinks it's a dupe from 2012
+ bug pattern for bug 996916 not specific enough

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Bug description:
  I wanted to file
 so I ran ubuntu-bug and selected 'ubuntu-release-upgrader'.

  I expected the usual workflow: a magic Launchpad link that makes me
  wait and wait and then eventually lets me file a new bug, which has a
  bunch of relevant information attached to it.

  ubuntu-bug decided instead that my problem was already known, and that
  I should add additional information to this unrelated old bug from

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-042stab116.2 x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Sep 18 13:10:10 2016
   Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000'] 
failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other 
users and the system.
         Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
         turn off this notice.
   No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: apport
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-09-18 (0 days ago)

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