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Old 08-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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permissions in /tmp directory

WHen I run programs from the shell prompt I get this error saying there are wrong permissions set on some folders in the /tmp directory. I get /tmp/orbit-p and /tmp/mcop-p permission errors when I try to run programs. gnumeric won't even start because of this error but some other programs will run given this error. I remember changing some permissions in /tmp after I installed wine so I think thats why I'm having this problem now. Can someone check permissions on their /tmp/orbit and /tmp/mcop directories and let me know what they should be set at. This is the error I get if I try to run gnumeric as root:

[root@MADISON root]# gnumeric

ORBit-ERROR **: Wrong permissions for /tmp/orbit-root

Old 08-30-2003, 11:43 PM   #2
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Im my /tmp each directory is created with the user being the owner. The permissions for the orbit* directories are
rwx for the owner, none for anyone else.

What does
ls -l /tmp orbit*


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