[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
Tue May 31 09:01:45 UTC 2016
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1522675 ***
Same as #11. ttf-mscorefonts-installer fails with the same error with
both the stock and the 4.6 mainline kernel (this can't be a kernel issue
Tempted to chmod 777 some dir and get past this issue, seriously. This
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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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