NetBSD Problem Report #51071

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Subject: www/seamonkey-2.40nb1 uses fixed path in /tmp
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>Number:         51071
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       www/seamonkey-2.40nb1 uses fixed path in /tmp
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 15 17:10:00 +0000 2016
>Last-Modified:  Mon Apr 18 07:55:00 +0000 2016
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 7.99.26 (20160304) pkgsrc 20160411
System: NetBSD macaran 7.99.26 NetBSD 7.99.26 (MACARAN) #35: Fri Mar 4 23:43:26 EST 2016 dholland@macaran:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/MACARAN amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64

seamonkey leaves behind a directory /tmp/mozilla_mozillaUser0 that it
apparently uses for download staging.

The problem is, it belongs to the first uid who downloads something in
seamonkey and then no other users can until it's removed.


As above. Noticing it requires a desktop with more that one user,
which is perhaps uncommon these days.


It should probably have the abcdef123.profile-name string in it, or at
least the current username or uid. Failing that, use mkdtemp(3).

From: Patrick Welche <>
Subject: Re: pkg/51071: www/seamonkey-2.40nb1 uses fixed path in /tmp
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:50:17 +0100

 I am sure that a recent version of firefox had the exact same problem,
 which triggered a fix and release - I can't find the reference...

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