Essential Debian - /tmp permissions wrong? PROBLEM
Just installed Essential Debian at work as an experiment: fairly pleased
with a minimal Debian on one disk (we already have Debian machines
running Slink) BUT
The permissions on /tmp may be wrong.
As root/super user all is OK. Can't use vi or man as a normal user
because there is no permission to write files in /tmp
On the systems installed from a two disk set:
/tmp has permissions of root root drwxrwxrwt (1777)
On ED /tmp has permissions of 755 so nothing can write temp files.
Solution: chmod 1777 /tmp
Note: some people may regard this as a security problem because the
directory is world readable/writeable but the sticky bit means
that writes should be append only AFAIK.
Hope this helps somebody