From: Jiao Lingxiu (lingxiu@cc.UManitoba.CA)
Date: Wed Apr 17 1996 - 11:30:34 CDT

Hi, Sun Managers,

Many thanks to all who responded to me:

Dave Staggs
Fedor Gnuchev
Jens Fischer
Casper Dik casper@holland.Sun.COM
Don williams
Anthony Clarke
Irana Whitaker-Patel
Dave Zarnoch
Theodore S. Kapela
Mark S. Anderson
Geert Devos
Scott McBain

----------------- the suggested solutions -----------------------

1. create a root cronjob as:
   0,15,30,45 * * * * /usr/bin/chmod a+rwxt /tmp/.removable >/dev/null

2. change mode for .removable in tmp directory to 777

3. install patch 101514-02

4. edit the file of /usr/openwin/bin/openwin to add the following

   if [ -d /tmp/.removable ]
            rm -rf /tmp/.removable

5. edit /etc/rc2.d/s20syssetup to add

   if [ ! -f /tmp/.removable ]
           mkdir /tmp/.removable
           chmod 777 /tmp/.removable

6. check the FAQ, Item #4.3
        In the item #4.3 of the FAQ, it says that "Under Solaris 2.3, the first
   time filemgr is launched, it created a /tmp/.removable directory owned by the
   user who launched it. If a different user later starts up filemgr, it will
   try to create /tmp/.removable, but that directory will already exist from the
   last time, owned by the previous user, so the attempt will fail. Fix by
   installing patch 101514-02." ($Id: faq,v 3.96 1996/04/08)

---------------- the solution I used --------------------------

I took one of the suggestions given by Jens Fischer, no. 4 solution mentioned above, to modify the file /usr/openwin/bin/openwin. It works.

(We are running Solaris 2.3.)

Thanks again for many people's help.

Lingxiu Jiao e-mail:
Dept. of gelogical sciences
u. of Manitoba

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yesterday I posted:

> hello sun managers,
> I have a problem that whenever users login, a directory of .removable in tmp is created which causes that File Manager can not be opened (mknod: permission denied) next time login.
> In this case, superuser has to remove this directory each time.
> Dose someone tell me which creates .removable directory and how to avoid this problem?
> Thanks in advance! I will summerize.
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