[Bug 1575408] Re: pkgAcquire::Run warnings ("Can't drop privileges for downloading...") during font-file downloads

Coenraad Loubser 1575408 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 10 05:01:40 UTC 2016


Still present in latest image of Ubuntu 16.04 x64 Desktop install

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Title:
  pkgAcquire::Run warnings ("Can't drop privileges for downloading...")
  during font-file downloads

Status in msttcorefonts package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  Installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer 3.4+nmu1ubuntu2 on Xenial, I see
  the following in the output of apt-get(8):

  [...]
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe [198 kB]
  Fetched 198 kB in 1s (134 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe [554 kB]
  Fetched 554 kB in 4s (130 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arial32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe [168 kB]
  Fetched 168 kB in 3s (43.9 kB/s)                                               
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arialb32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe [246 kB]
  Fetched 246 kB in 3s (65.4 kB/s)                                               
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/comic32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe [646 kB]
  Fetched 646 kB in 4s (140 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/courie32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe [392 kB]
  Fetched 392 kB in 0s (572 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/georgi32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/impact32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/impact32.exe [173 kB]
  Fetched 173 kB in 0s (179 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/impact32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/times32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/times32.exe [662 kB]
  Fetched 662 kB in 1s (413 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/times32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/trebuc32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/trebuc32.exe [357 kB]
  Fetched 357 kB in 1s (327 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/trebuc32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/verdan32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/verdan32.exe [352 kB]
  Fetched 352 kB in 0s (430 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/verdan32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/webdin32.exe
  Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/webdin32.exe [185 kB]
  Fetched 185 kB in 0s (321 kB/s)                                                
  W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/webdin32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)

  These fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-
  platform compatibility".  This is no longer the case, but they are
  still available from third parties.
  [...]

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