Subject: pkgsrc/news/newsx and /var/news/tmp problem
To: None <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/23/2004 02:12:10
pkgsrc/news/inn creates /var/news/tmp, aka PATHTMP, part of INSTDIRS,
support/install-sh $(OWNER) -m 0755 -d $$D

Now pkgsrc/news/newsx's configure script seems to try to use exactly
that directory as TMPDIR for the compiler. This fails since anyone but
$(OWNER), i.e. the INN_NEWS user, should not have write permissions to
that directory:

configure:2514: cc --version </dev/null >&5
cc: can't write to $TMPDIR: /var/news/tmp/: Permission denied

What is going wrong here?   

Georg Schwarz     +49 177 8811442