[Aptitude-devel] Bug#806595: aptitude: Changelog download throws warning: "W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/tmp/aptitude-root.15442:qGi6mn/aptitudeDownload6J+8J:+PsVGmTNm^.^::Lz:%.Hi55VKA' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)"

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 00:32:47 UTC 2016


2016-02-09 17:41 Matijs van Zuijlen:
>Is there any way to avoid this warning? It is especially annoying in the TUI,
>since it creates a pop-up that needs to be dismissed.

2016-02-11 22:21 Ben Finney:
>There must be some extra difference, more than the ownership or
>permission of those directories.

There are several problems and behaviours depending on which user
launches aptitude, and the version of apt being used (behaviours of apt
related with this changed, as reflected in the different messages of the

The cause of the different warnings/messages merged in this report was
due to different problems as well, which makes things confusing when
replying to the reports, sorry if I misled you.

But in short, I think that I fixed this now after many a session trying
to sort out all of the related problems, hopefully to be released in the
next few days.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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