[Bug 1522675] Re: /root/.synaptic/ not created due to locking status

Gil Gamesh 1522675 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 4 06:06:33 UTC 2016

It's correct that it's a warning, but it is presented as an error. I get
a pop-up window that says "An error occurred".

I guess this is potentially a different bug as I see the same thing with
a warning about a weak digest algorithm similarly being presented as an

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  /root/.synaptic/ not created due to locking status

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Bug description:
  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

  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)

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