rc script for /tmp/.ICE-unix

Eric Anholt eta at lclark.edu
Fri Jan 21 19:16:10 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 22:03 -0500, Eric W. Bates wrote:
> FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2
> xorg-libraries-6.8.1
> kdebase-3.3.2
> I'm not entirely clear what is going on.  And you folks probably have
> it nailed already.  However, when starting KDE (startx --> startkde), it
> typically fails because somewhere in the start up procedure, the dir
> '/tmp/.ICE-unix' is created mode 1777 by the user running startx. KDE
> subsequently fails when ICE complains that the ownership of
> '/tmp/.ICE-unix' should be 'root'.
> So I wrote a stupid little rc to create the dir at boot (since /tmp is
> usually an mfs on my systems).  Here it is:

If you update to -stable and mergemaster, you should get a perfectly
good rc script.

Eric Anholt                                eta at lclark.edu          
http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/         anholt at FreeBSD.org

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