[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] have make_random_dir respect $TMPDIR

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Sep 23 08:41:46 PDT 2008

Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> I know this is evil, but what would happen if my home dir was on e.g. 
>> fat32 (yuk) which doesn't support symlinks? Pulse wouldn't run... (it 
>> may bail out earlier due to permission setting problems anyway). But 
>> with a file containing a reference to a socket it would work.
> I am pretty sure that PA wouldn't be the first thing to fail on
> FAT32...
> I'll wait for the bug reports before I even think of making PA FAT32-safe.

There have been a couple already in the past that I remember... User's 
trying to run pulse on embedded systems with FAT32 flash drives etc.

I remember helping a user on a trac ticket or this list to debug things 
relating to permissions problems as a result...

Can't find the reference now but it certainly has happened in the past.

>> I don't want to even begin to think about how any of the socket and 
>> symlink stuff maps to running PA on win32 :p
> The Win32 port only uses TCP sockets.

Phew! ;)



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