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Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely
Date: 08 Mar 2002 13:52:40 -0500

On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 04:07, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     Well, for the Debian packaged version of Emacs, I think we will set it
>     up so emacs is setgid games, and writes to /var/games/emacs or so.
> Why are you working on forks for the Debian modified version
> instead of working on making Emacs itself do the right thing?
> Whatever that right thing may be, it doesn't make sense
> to do it only in the Debian modified version.

My original thought was that it might not be appropriate for Emacs in
general, since Emacs runs on so many platforms, which have differing
ideas of where to put things like this.  But I guess that someone who
wants this to be configurable could use the --localstatedir argument to

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