Problem with apt (apt-get) in Kubuntu 16.04

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Jan 26 03:28:57 UTC 2016


On Monday, January 25, 2016 07:47:29 PM Paul Loughman wrote:
> Executing sudo apt-get dist-upgrade results in a change of ownership of the
> /var/cache/apt/archives/partial directory. Below is what it is changed to
> after running the command.
> 
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 16384 Jan 25 19:39 .
> drwxr-xr-x 4 root root  4096 Jan 25 19:39 ..
> drwr——— _apt root  4096 Jan 25 19:36 partial
> 
> Ownership should not be _apt root. It should remain root root.
> 
> This behavior is not present prior to Kubuntu 16.04.

I think this is an intentional design change in apt.  I see it on Debian Sid 
as well.

Scott K



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