Subject: pkg/33034: xfce4 doesn't start unless you tweak things
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/08/2006 19:05:00
>Number:         33034
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       xfce4 doesn't start unless you tweak things in /tmp
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Mar 08 19:05:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Steven M. Bellovin
>Release:        NetBSD 3.99.16
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
System: NetBSD 3.99.16 NetBSD 3.99.16 (BERKSHIRE) #0: Wed Mar 8 08:25:28 EST 2006 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Run 'startxfce4', exactly as the web page says.  It won't
	start; it complains about /tmp/.ICE-unix not existing or having
	the wrong modes.  
	Build and install xfce4 from pkgsrc, log in on a command line (and
	not via xdm, gdm, or kdm -- I haven't tried those) and type
	'startxfce4', exactly as the web page says.
	You have to create a few directories first as root.  See
	for details.  I think there should be a MESSAGE in the xfce4
	package and and rc.d script to create those directories.  (I
	confess that since I don't know what those directories do, I don't
	know if there are any security implications to them.  What happens
	if, say, someone creates their own symlinks sockets before the
	proper ones are built?  Are there race condition attacks?  Denial
	of service attacks?)