Port devel/arduino serial port problems [SOLVED]

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Mar 14 12:40:22 UTC 2013

On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:48:22 +0000, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 03/13/13 21:56, Arthur Chance wrote:
> > I'm trying to get devel/arduino working.[snip]
> I shouldn't work 13 hour days. Now I've had some sleep, I've spotted 
> what I missed last night. The underlying code from comms/rxtx is trying 
> to create a lock file in /var/spool/lock and that is only writeable by 
> user uucp and group dialer. Given that I have absolutely no serial 
> devices (or ports) on this box apart from the Arduino when it's plugged 
> in, can anyone see any problems with making the lock directory world 
> writeable?

Simply add your user (or the account the program is running
under) to the "dialer" group. This has been a common method
to allow users to access dialing programs (which were reserved
for root use without this group addition).

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