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Re: Old Mac OS X

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 18:48:12 +0900
Message-Id: <1b8a55bdb6013adeece31faba8a35111@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Donny Viszneki <smirk@thebuicksix.com>

Hi Donny,

On Mar 17, 2005, at 15:40, Donny Viszneki wrote:
> Who remembers this one?
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2005Jan/0036.html
> ...
> On Mac OS X, IO::File->new_tmpfile() tries to create a file in /tmp. 
> /tmp is owned by the administrator, and grouped under staff. The 
> permissions set /tmp only writable to the owner.

This is odd. On unix and unix-like systems, such as Mac OS X, the /tmp 
directory is specifically made to be writable by all users, so that the 
programs they run can write temporary data.

You may want to use OS X's "disk utility" to "check (and repair) 

Cheers, and thanks for keeping us updated about your install progress.
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2005 09:48:18 UTC

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