Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107069
Crontabs delete /tmp/.ICE-unix, which causes later non-root ownership
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Something in the crontabs is deleting /tmp/.ICE-unix, which
causes later creation with non-root ownership, and whining
warning messages that it should be owned by root.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /tmp/.ICE-unix with root ownership if it does not
2. Let the system run for a week or two.
3. Have a Gnome user log in.
4. Notice /tmp/.ICE-unix is owned by the user, not by root.
Notice the warning that /tmp/.ICE-unix should be owned by
root. (It was until tmpwatch deleted it. :-(
Something, apparently tmpwatch, is deleting /tmp/.ICE-unix,
after which Gnome/KDE/something creates it again, but without
If /tmp/.ICE-unix should be owned by root, then tmpwatch
should leave it alone.
Should be fixed in tmpwatch-2.9.1-1, to show up in rawhide shortly.