Installed update-notifier 3.168.8 from xenial-proposed.
I do not get any "W: Can't drop privileges for downloading" during
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-installer ttf-
But aptitude is still complains when getting changelogs from terminal
`aptitude changelog apt` or interactively by <C> (see bug
If others know other ways to test, please do it.
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Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
Status in aptitude package in Ubuntu:
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Status in update-notifier package in Ubuntu:
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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.
Cosmetic. Warnings when installing packages using update-notifier downloading
Install flashplugin-installer with apt and check that the output does
not contain a message like this:
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '...' couldn't be
accessed by user '_apt'
It just chowns /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-
downloads/partial/ to _apt:root, there should not be any regression.
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
oem@u64:~$ ls -l .synaptic
-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
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
Date: Fri Dec 4 05:23:25 2015
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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