Synaptic Problem

James L. Parmenter jamparm at
Thu Jan 25 17:09:10 UTC 2018

Hi Bill;
          I'm new to Kubuntu and don't know what's causing the problem, but
I did Google your error (in quotes) in the search box and got 3-4
responses. Here they are:

     Try checking these web sites, they all mention your Error, and may
provided some technical knowledge or help....?


On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 9:55 AM, Bill Vance <kbun at>

> Synaptic is giving me the same error message that apt-get is,
> I.e., "W: No sandbox user '_apt' on the system, can not drop
> privileges".  Unfortunately, synaptic is treating it as a fatal
> error, and the download dies at that point.  It also has the
> same, "tiny text", problem as firefox.
> Anyone know how to fix these?
> Bill
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