Re: vmware bug?From: Peter W (email@example.com)
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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:14:12 -0400 From: Peter W <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: starman jones <email@example.com> Subject: Re: vmware bug? Message-ID: <20010730171412.I31193@usa.net>
On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 03:57:48PM -0400, starman jones wrote:
> oi oi.. i recently installed vmware (the latest release of the workstation
> thing) and it crashed once or twice. But never mind that. in /tmp i found
> a file called vmware-log.starman. starman being my user on the box. Inside
> in this file is my license information and it's chmod is 777. That's kinda
> nasty don't ya think? has anyone seen similar things?
More than once we've discussed VMWare's need to have a safe TMPDIR environment
variable. Please set TMPDIR and post if there's still a problem.
BTW, both Bastille (http://www.bastille-linux.org/) and my personal Web
space (http://www.tux.org/~peterw/) offer TMPDIR scripts designed to mkae
safe directories and set the TMPDIR/TMP envirnment variables at login time.