*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1522675 ***
The "fix" from John Ortiz is not a solution because it opens users up to
a security vulnerability where anyone / apps can hijack and gain root
privileges. This is now a security issue.
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Synaptic fails with "W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file
'/root/.synaptic/tmp//tmp_sh' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. -
pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)"
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