I get the following error message when I try to upgrade to 20.10:

'Failed to connect to https://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release. Check your Internet connection or proxy settings'

I can display the contents of the file in chrome.

I have tried deleting and regenerating the motd file as described at failed to connect to http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release to no effect.

I am using 'sudo do-release-upgrade -c' to do the upgrade, I have also tried 'sudo update-manager' to no effect.


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I have had the same error message. However I tried again and eventually the install started.

I used Alt F2 and update-manager -c as explained here

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