On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Andrew L. Gould wrote:

> On Thursday 15 January 2004 04:23 pm, Jonathan Chen wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 04:15:35PM -0600, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > On Thursday 15 January 2004 04:12 pm, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 03:39:08PM -0600, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > > > If I'm trying to open the pdf file as a normal user, I get the
> > > > > following message:
> > > > >
> > > > > "There was an error opening this document. A temporary file could not
> > > > > be opened."
> > > > >
> > > > > If I run acroread or xpdf as root, I can open the files fine.
> > > > >
> > > > > Any ideas?
> > > >
> > > > Check the permissions on /tmp -- should be mode 1777.
> > > >
> > > >         Cheers,
> > > >
> > > >         Matthew
> > >
> > > The permissions for /tmp are 1777 owned by root:wheel.
> >
> > What about /var/tmp?
>
> The same: 1777 owned by root:wheel.

try running truss(1) on xpdf or acroread to check where exactly it's
failing with write perms.

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