[NBLUG/talk] Recent Thunderbird changes?
darose at darose.net
Tue Jun 10 20:07:46 PDT 2008
Peter Lutz wrote:
> I've been using Thunderbird for e-mail for quite a while.
> I recently rebuilt some computers, using Ubuntu rather than Debian,
> and I am now finding that when I double click on a Thunderbird
> attachment, I get a read-only version of the document. This is
> a recent change, and is quite irritating. Now I know how my wife
> feels when she ends up with read-only attachments on her Mac.
> It appears that Thunderbird moves the attachment into /tmp where
> it ends up with 400 permissions. Does anyone know if this change
> came from Thunderbird or from Ubuntu? and what I might do to end
> up with a writable copy of the document in /tmp? I can't find a
> Thunderbird setting that seems to modify this, although I may not
> recognize it in the config editor.
> Thank you for any help.
Are you certain that it's a Thunderbird problem? Perhaps try
downgrading to an earlier package to find out for sure.
Reason I ask is because this sounds like more of something along the
lines of a perhaps a umask issue, or perhaps an issue with the way your
fstab is configured to mount /tmp.
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