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-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to apt in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1522675 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 aptitude source package in Xenial: Confirmed Status in synaptic source package in Xenial: Confirmed Status in update-notifier source package in Xenial: 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. update-notifier SRU ------------------- [Impact] Cosmetic. Warnings when installing packages using update-notifier downloading stuff [Test case] 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' [Regression Potential] It just chowns /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data- downloads/partial/ to _apt:root, there should not be any regression. Original report --------------- 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) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/1522675/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp