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Re: error IO in /tmp

On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 05:45:29PM +0100, Giovanni Ridolfi wrote:
> Hi to everyone,
> I'm running sid on a ibook G4 white.
> After today's update my user doesn't have access to /tmp,
> so I can't run either mutt or firefox anymore :-(
> I can run them as root without problems.
> Moreover I've just found a  temporary "solution" (bleah) by
> writing in the file /etc/profile the line:
> export TMPDIR=~
> I'd like to know if there is a cleaner solution.
> What kind of debugginig should I do?


ls -l / | grep tmp

is your /tmp got drwxrwxrwt mode (farther left column) ?

if not run chmod 01777 /tmp as root, it should do the job.


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