Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Thu Mar 4 19:40:49 PST 2004
At 9:37 PM -0500 3/4/04, Robey Holderith wrote:
>I'm trying to find a way to set an environmental variable so
>that the system will use /usr/tmp or something instead of /tmp
>as a temporary directory.
Some utilities will pay attention to the TMPDIR environment variable.
>The story is that I was attempting to change the size of /usr
>remotely. I backed up all the data and then copied the bare
>necessities over to /tmp then changed fstab so the drive formerly
>known as /usr was never mounted and /tmp was mounted as /usr.
>Great! it worked... but now su isn't working... because
>now /tmp is 755.
However, things that run setuid or setgid will probably avoid
looking at environment variables. You may have painted yourself
into a corner here, and will need to be at the machine to log in
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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