[request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profileshould set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Bart Smaalders wrote: Darren J Moffat wrote: Roland Mainz wrote: Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593 (/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) - patch is included in the RFE... This will I believe need an ARC case since it is a change in default behaviour. It also should be

[request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Casper.Dik at sun.com wrote: Darren J Moffat wrote: Roland Mainz wrote: Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593 (/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) - patch is included in the RFE... This will I believe need an ARC case since it is a change in default behaviour. It also

[request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Darren J Moffat wrote: Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote: Since I do this myself in my own .profile I feel duty bound to stand up to the plate and by your sponsor for this. So sign me up for putback sponsor and I'll be ARC case submitter too. Good idea (I use this myself :-)). Should the

pkgadd failure / was: Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Dave Miner wrote: Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote: Darren J Moffat wrote: Roland Mainz wrote: [snip] Good idea (I use this myself :-)). Should the directory be created 700 by default? There's a risk in setting $TMPDIR and making it mode 700; the risk is that programs started under a

[request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote: Yeah, you'll notice that if you try to su to root and run installers that run pkgadd internally. I use this method, and the StarOffice 8 installer failed quite mysteriously until I realized it was just an instance of that problem and reset TMPDIR to something

[shell-discuss] Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread casper....@sun.com
Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote: Yeah, you'll notice that if you try to su to root and run installers that run pkgadd internally. I use this method, and the StarOffice 8 installer failed quite mysteriously until I realized it was just an instance of that problem and reset TMPDIR to something

[shell-discuss] Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR#6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Roland Mainz
Peter Tribble wrote: I regard this as unsafe and undesirable *as a default*. It clutters up /tmp with unnecessary directories, wastes memory and involves extra code at login. I have no problem with administrators or users doing it if they want, but I see no advantage to having it as the

[shell-discuss] Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR#6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread casper....@sun.com
I disagree. The flat layout in /tmp for all temporary files of all users is very very annoying for both admins and users. I doubt mode 1777 is insecure (yes, you can always craft a case where it goes wrong...). Why? I hard ever look in /tmp. OTOH, GNOME already dumps 3 or four temporary

[shell-discuss] Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Joerg Schilling
Peter Tribble peter.tribble at gmail.com wrote: I regard this as unsafe and undesirable *as a default*. It clutters up /tmp with unnecessary directories, wastes memory and involves extra code at login. I have no problem with administrators or users doing it if they want, but I see no

pkgadd failure / was: Re: [request-sponsor] Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593(/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to /tmp/$LOGNAME/) ...

2006-11-04 Thread Dave Miner
Roland Mainz wrote: Dave Miner wrote: Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote: Darren J Moffat wrote: Roland Mainz wrote: [snip] Good idea (I use this myself :-)). Should the directory be created 700 by default? There's a risk in setting $TMPDIR and making it mode 700; the risk is that programs