Ticket #3270 (closed defect: fixed)
prefer username for tmpdir creation -> fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||mkudlvasr||Owned by:|
On linux host, when runnin virtualbox as root and then as regular user, the following error emerges: Wrong owner (0) of '/tmp/.vbox-mkudlvasr-ipc' When virtualbox is not run from command line, the error is more cryptic: Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED 0x80040154 This is because the tmpdir is not deleted. I understand from the sources, that it is not deleted for security reasons. Ok, but why not to name the dir .vbox-root-ipc, when vbox is run by root? Fix - prefer username (as in getpwuid) instead of trusting just the env variables. Patch attached. The patch doesn't include proper #ifdefs for non-unix systems. I just don't understand the various macros well enough.
- Summary changed from prefer username for tmpdir creation to prefer username for tmpdir creation -> fixed in SVN