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Bug (maybe) with temporary directory

From: Scott C. Sosna
Subject: Bug (maybe) with temporary directory
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 09:29:51 -0600

The install notes say that the temporary directories checked for RWX permissions are $TMPDIR, $TMP,  $TEMP, /tmp, /var/tmp.  I do not believe that is the case.
I am running Mandrake Linux 9.0 in a secure mode and CVS using cvspserver.  As a result, the temporary directory ($TMP, $TMPDIR) is ~/tmp.  Because cvspserver initially runs as root to check password, the temporary directory is set to /root/tmp.  However, once the user changes over to the actual developer (scsosna), there is no access to the temporary directory.  "Add Selection" then fails because scsosna can not create a file in /root/tmp.  And it did not appear to be checking all the temporary file locations for a directory with WRX.
I tried the --with-tmpdir option and that didn't seem to work.  What did work was to hard-code the temporary directory in main.c and to remove the getenv() for $TMPDIR.  Now things are working.
I am not sure what the proper solution is because I do not know the source code too well.  However, while searching for a resolution last night on google and groups.google, there were some people running into this situation and no one had a legitimate answer.  Most responses dealt with overall install issues, thinking it was a misconfiguration.  However, it was not.
Thanks...let me know if I can provide any additional information.

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