Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/03/1998 23:52:45
[ On Mon, August 3, 1998 at 15:31:38 (-0400), Perry E. Metzger wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
> Brook Milligan writes:
> > See patch below. Note that this patch also puts the auth files under
> > /var/spool/xdm,
> > Note that the authfiles could be put in /var/run, but the necessary
> > subdirectories must be created fresh in the rc scripts since that
> > directory is cleaned out on bootup. /var/log is another option, but
> > it didn't seem particularly appropriate to me as these are not really
> > logs.
> They aren't really "spool files" either. "spool" is really for things
> like the mail queue, print queue, etc. Perhaps someone could suggest a
> better directory for them? What are the auth files, precisely?
How about just "/var/xdm"? Here's what I've been using:
! NOTE: does userAuthDir have to be writable by the user?
Greg A. Woods
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