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Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets

* Brian May 

| >>>>> "Tollef" == Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:
|     Tollef> Well, it's not responsible for creating /tmp/user, but to
|     Tollef> avoid embarrasing situations when it doesn't exist, it
|     Tollef> creates it.  Anyhow, as Adam Heath proposed, it should go
|     Tollef> into a pam module.  pam_env for setting TMPDIR and TMP and
|     Tollef> some pam_mkdir for creating the directory.
| Seems a good solution for most cases.

My solution so far or the pam solution?

| It may not work for Kerberos telnet logins though when libpam-heimdal
| is used (see bug #78186 - unfortunately I don't know enough about PAM
| to know what is wrong here).

Nor do I.

| Oh, but I would only have one module do both tasks - that way if you ever
| want to change the naming scheme, eg to
| /tmp/user/b/bam
| as some people suggested, you only have to change one module.

I'll look into hacking pam_env into pam_tmpdir.  It shouldn't be too
hard, I guess.


Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.

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