[ILUG] /tmp problems
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Wed Jun 16 10:23:47 IST 2004
Yes that was it. What happened in the end was the machine was rebooted and on
restarting we got a message saying that the permissions on /tmp were wrong
and needed changing.
On Wednesday 16 Jun 2004 9:49 am, John P. Looney wrote:
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 06:24:49PM +0100, kevin mentioned:
> I seem to have made a bit of a hash!!
> One computer without a separate /tmp partition ran into problems when the /
> partition filled up. Checking it seems the /tmp directory was half the
> total size at 400mb. So I initially deleted the files in /tmp and then
> mounted a new, separate partition as /tmp. I now have a massive /tmp
> partition but I have found that kprinter (which prints via CUPS) just hangs
> when its used. The printer files seem to get generated in /tmp but the
> whole thing hangs and never prints. I can print by just using
What permissions have you set on /tmp ? did you run:
chmod a+t /tmp
chmod a+w /tmp
So all users can write to /tmp (but it's sticky, so they can't remove
other peoples files).
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