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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:05:12 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Creating /tmp/.private/root (Owl-current problem)

On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 08:11:21PM +0700, Ihsan wrote:
> After 'chroot /owl' I found that some programs didn't work, such as
> patch. patch complained about can't create /tmp/.private/root/xxxxxxxxx
> no such file or directory. (I want to install some non-Owl packages (by
> root) before rebooting and make /owl partition as root)

These directories are setup when you open a PAM session.  You can
resolve this by issuing a "su -" once chrooted.  Alternatively, you
can reset TMPDIR ("export TMPDIR= TMP="), then programs will use the
main /tmp.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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