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Bug#242504: tetex-bin: Installation fails (temp file in CWD?)

Package: tetex-bin
Version: 2.0.2-11
Severity: normal

I got the following error while upgrading my tetex-bin package:

   Setting up tetex-bin (2.0.2-11) ...
   mktemp: cannot create temp file texmfXBt9pOg: Permission denied
   dpkg: error processing tetex-bin (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
   Errors were encountered while processing:
   Press return to continue.

I suspect that the problem is that it's trying to create a temp file in
the current directory (instead of using /tmp or something); as my
homedir is in NFS, and I invoked aptitude via `sudo aptitude', the CWD
wasn't writable by root.  cding to /tmp before starting aptitude causes
installation to succeed.

Presumably the proper thing to do is use /tmp or /var/tmp for temporary



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.4
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8

Versions of packages tetex-bin depends on:
ii  debconf                     1.4.21       Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils                 2.8.1        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  dpkg                        1.10.20      Package maintenance system for Deb
ii  ed                          0.2-20       The classic unix line editor
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                     1:3.4-0pre4  GCC support library
ii  libice6                     4.3.0-7      Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libkpathsea3                2.0.2-11     path search library for teTeX (run
ii  libpaper1                   1.1.14       Library for handling paper charact
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                      4.3.0-7      X Window System Session Management
ii  libstdc++5                  1:3.3.3-6    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libt1-5                     5.0.0-5      Type 1 font rasterizer library - r
ii  libwww-ssl0 [libwww0]       5.4.0-9      The W3C-WWW library (SSL support)
ii  libx11-6                    4.3.0-7      X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxaw7                     4.3.0-7      X Athena widget set library
ii  libxext6                    4.3.0-7      X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxmu6                     4.3.0-7      X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxt6                      4.3.0-7      X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  mime-support                3.26-1       MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  perl                        5.8.3-3      Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  sed                         4.0.9-1      The GNU sed stream editor
ii  tetex-base                  2.0.2-6      Basic library files of teTeX
ii  ucf                         1.02         Update Configuration File: preserv
ii  xlibs                       4.3.0-7      X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.1-5    compression library - runtime

-- debconf information:
* tetex-bin/hyphen: ngerman[=naustrian-neue_Rechtschreibung], french[=patois]
  tetex-bin/oldcfg: true
  tetex-bin/upd_map: true
  tetex-bin/fmtutil: true
* tetex-bin/use_debconf: true
* tetex-bin/groupname: users
  tetex-bin/userperm: false
  tetex-bin/groupperm: true
* tetex-bin/lsr-perms: true
* tetex-bin/texmf: true

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