[SATLUG] /tmp setting

David Salisbury david.salisbury at momentumweb.com
Mon Jun 15 14:15:27 CDT 2009

I'm not running Thunderbird on Linux right now, so I can't be sure, but 
it sounds like somewhere in the Thunderbird for Linux options you might 
be able to change the directory where temporary files are stored as 
they're prepared for sending.  It sounds like you may have a permissions 
issue writing into the /tmp directory, ie, you can't write a file into 
it, so you could either (a) change the temporary directory in 
Thunderbird to one where you CAN write, like /home/<your username>/tmp, 
or (b) add yourself as a user or group that DOES have permissions to 
write into /tmp.


Andrew Pickens wrote:
> I need some help with /tmp. I have Ubuntu 8.04, with the photo program 
> F-Spot.  It has a nice "send by mail" feature that I can't make work.  
> I'm using Thunderbird.  For example, when I attempt to send photo 
> 1125.jpg the generated e-mail, with attached photo, fails with a 
> message like this:
> "Sending of message failed.
> "Unable to open temporary file /tmp/tmp3b1e4267.tmp/img_1125.jpg. 
> Check your 'Temporary Directory' setting."

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