Norbert, it is *extremely* inappropriate to edit the bug description to
publicize your workaround. Adding instructions to set the sandbox user
to "root" at the start of the bug description is quite simply awful.

I have reverted that change.

** Description changed:

  READ ME FIRST
  =============
  This is a cosmetic issue. The warning message is just that— a warning. Though 
the message comes up, there is no problem with the install/upgrade happening 
like normal. That said, feel free to ignore it. It will get fixed, but it's 
nowhere near as urgent as bugs that actually result in the wrong behavior 
rather than just a simple extra message.
- 
- 
- Temporary fix for this annoying bug by Norbert
- ==============================================
- The commands below are shared without any warranty.
- Use it on your own risk. 
- 
- cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99z-anti-drop
- APT::Sandbox::User "root";
- 
- EOF
- 
- See explanation in
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+bug/1522675/comments/85
- .
  
  ---
  
  Recently we got new versions for synaptic 0.82+build1 & apt 1.1.3, but
  now get that error when installing/upgrading some packages:
  
  Setting up libc6-dbg:amd64 (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
  Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file 
'/root/.synaptic/tmp//tmp_cl' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - 
pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  
  From nautilus, i'm seeing a /root/ folder locked (x on its icon) and the
  folder is empty (no /.synaptic/ sub-folder or file), so the above error.
  
  oem@u64:~$ ls -l .synaptic
  total 4
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 oem oem   0 Aug 25 11:19 options
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 oem oem 236 Aug 25 11:19 synaptic.conf
  
  oem@u64:~$ ls -l /var/lib/apt/lists/
  ....
  -rw-r----- 1 root root        0 Sep 20 06:36 lock
  drwx------ 2 _apt root    16384 Sep 24 15:25 partial
  ......
  
  oem@u64:~$ sudo ls -l /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/
  .....
  drwxr-xr-x 2 _apt root 4096 Sep 22 23:33 partial
  
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: synaptic 0.82+build1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-1.10-generic 4.3.0
  Uname: Linux 4.3.0-1-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Fri Dec  4 05:23:25 2015
  SourcePackage: synaptic
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Title:
  Warning messages about unsandboxed downloads

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in aptitude package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in synaptic package in Ubuntu:
  Triaged
Status in update-notifier package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in apt package in Debian:
  Fix Released
Status in aptitude package in Debian:
  Fix Released
Status in synaptic package in Debian:
  New

Bug description:
  READ ME FIRST
  =============
  This is a cosmetic issue. The warning message is just that— a warning. Though 
the message comes up, there is no problem with the install/upgrade happening 
like normal. That said, feel free to ignore it. It will get fixed, but it's 
nowhere near as urgent as bugs that actually result in the wrong behavior 
rather than just a simple extra message.

  ---

  Recently we got new versions for synaptic 0.82+build1 & apt 1.1.3, but
  now get that error when installing/upgrading some packages:

  Setting up libc6-dbg:amd64 (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
  Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file 
'/root/.synaptic/tmp//tmp_cl' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - 
pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)

  From nautilus, i'm seeing a /root/ folder locked (x on its icon) and
  the folder is empty (no /.synaptic/ sub-folder or file), so the above
  error.

  oem@u64:~$ ls -l .synaptic
  total 4
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 oem oem   0 Aug 25 11:19 options
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 oem oem 236 Aug 25 11:19 synaptic.conf

  oem@u64:~$ ls -l /var/lib/apt/lists/
  ....
  -rw-r----- 1 root root        0 Sep 20 06:36 lock
  drwx------ 2 _apt root    16384 Sep 24 15:25 partial
  ......

  oem@u64:~$ sudo ls -l /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/
  .....
  drwxr-xr-x 2 _apt root 4096 Sep 22 23:33 partial

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: synaptic 0.82+build1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-1.10-generic 4.3.0
  Uname: Linux 4.3.0-1-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Fri Dec  4 05:23:25 2015
  SourcePackage: synaptic
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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