I have removed the duplicate status as the linked ticket is now marked
as "Fix Released" but with an up-to-date system I'm still able to
reproduce the problem (I was also wondering a bit why the other ticket
was only posted against aptitude).
** This bug is no longer a duplicate of bug 1537512
Can't drop privileges for downloading as file
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flashplugin-installer shows an error message after downloading the
file with apt 1.1.x
Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
Status in flashplugin-nonfree package in Ubuntu:
I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 dev with apt 1.1.10 and on trying to install
flashplugin-installer I'm always getting an error message after the
file got downloaded. Here is an example output:
root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install flashplugin-installer --reinstall
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/6838 B of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
(Reading database ... 99770 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../flashplugin-installer_126.96.36.1999ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Unpacking flashplugin-installer (188.8.131.529ubuntu1) over
Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (3.164) ...
Fetched 26.8 MB in 3min 8s (143 kB/s)
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file
couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
Installing from local file
Flash Plugin installed.
Setting up flashplugin-installer (184.108.40.2069ubuntu1) ...
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