Subject: pkg/34774: x11/mlterm: Patch for safer socket path
To: None <,,>
From: Christian Biere <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/10/2006 19:55:00
>Number:         34774
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       x11/mlterm: Patch for safer socket path
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 10 19:55:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Christian Biere
>Release:        NetBSD 4.99.3
mlterm used as daemon for multi-terminal mode creates a its unix domain socket
in a non-random location in /tmp. "/tmp" is really hardcoded, $TMPDIR is
ignored. My patch changes the location of this socket to ~/.mlterm/.socket.
I've uploaded it to the SourceForge project site of mlterm along with a
more detailed explanation. I'd think it's useful to have this patch in pkgsrc
until a new release is available.
 $ mlterm --daemon genuine