Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 981466
starting terminal show error : "Permission denied bash: $TMP: ambiguous redirect"
Last modified: 2015-02-18 08:58:09 EST
Description of problem:
Starting terminal shows this error :
"mktemp: failed to create file via template ‘/tmp/.colorlsXXX’: Permission denied
bash: $TMP: ambiguous redirect"
Seems to be a repeat of bug 948008
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.no need to su to root. Error happens as soon as termianl is started
Quite strange - it probably means you have /tmp/ with permissions that doesn't allow write for everyone or full. Could you please check this? It would be good to know what's the reason for permission denied on your system.
Either way - it is not really repeat of the bug #948008, as this is much less likely scenario - but the script still seems to be still quite fragile. We may probably check if the mktemp works and skip the "support for INCLUDE" feature if not.
I have not been able to reproduce this error since the last update.
I would be more than glad to test anything needed though.
We will need some changes in include support handling anyway(because of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=981373) , as $TMP variable is too generic and sometimes breaks other things. That being said, we may probably handle the access rights to $TMPDIR as well.
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