Can't drop privileges for downloading as file

Bug #1537512 reported by Shahar Or on 2016-01-24
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Debian)
Fix Released
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hey, look what I got after pressing U on some package. Attached is a screenchop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: aptitude 0.7.4-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-6.17-generic 4.3.3
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sun Jan 24 18:39:05 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-10-12 (1930 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: aptitude
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-11-13 (72 days ago)

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :
Axel Beckert (xtaran) on 2016-01-24
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

Thank you for handling, @xtaran.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Medium
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Sergio (sergiorussia) wrote :

why the fix is not merged yet to Ubuntu? this error is so annoying, really

Amr Ibrahim (amribrahim1987) wrote :

The fix should be SRUed into Xenial 16.04. It is now fixed in Yakkety.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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