[Bug 1543280] Re: 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)"
1543280 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 1 21:34:25 UTC 2016
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1522675 ***
I also got this error. After changing the permission of the partial
folder, I still cannot download the mscorefonts. Error message below:
Failure to download extra data files
The following packages requested additional data downloads after package
installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be
The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download again now. Running this command requires an active Internet connection.
E: Failed to fetch http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe Connection failed
E: Download Failed
Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2) ...
I can download the font package from internet without any problem, but
not from terminal. BTW, I am actually using Linux kernel 4.6.0-rc5, if
it matters. Thanks.
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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)"
Status in aptitude package in Ubuntu:
Fails on all sorts of Xenial package installs.
Please update this ticket with manual fix for this, to facilitate
Two simple examples...
1) aptitude changelog apt > /dev/null
2) echo 'ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula select true' | debconf-set-selections
apt-get -yqq install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
There are several bugs related to this problem. None have a fix
specified + all are opened against random packages, rather than
Several of these bugs have been closed saying problem is fixed in apt-1.1.2 + above which is incorrect.
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
apt 1.1.10 (amd64)
*Ver: Standard .deb
*Pkg: Debian dpkg interface (Priority 30)
Pkg: Debian APT solver interface (Priority -1000)
S.L: 'deb' Debian binary tree
S.L: 'deb-src' Debian source tree
Idx: Debian Source Index
Idx: Debian Package Index
Idx: Debian Translation Index
Idx: Debian dpkg status file
Idx: Debian deb file
Idx: Debian dsc file
Idx: Debian control file
Idx: EDSP scenario file
aptitude 0.7.4 compiled at Dec 9 2015 19:30:45
Compiler: g++ 5.3.1 20151207
apt version 5.0.0
NCurses version 6.0
libsigc++ version: 2.6.2
Gtk+ support disabled.
Qt support disabled.
Current library versions:
NCurses version: ncurses 6.0.20151024
cwidget version: 0.5.17
Apt version: 5.0.0
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