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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 03:02:00 +1200

>> 3. With mailcrypt-3.5.6, gnupg-1.0.6: when decrypting a buffer:
>> "start-process: Removing old name: no such file or directory,
>> d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-stderr-764AJM".
>[...]
>> J.Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > ...
>> > Often problems finding temporary files are caused by packages that
>> > use a hard-coded "/tmp" instead of `temporary-file-directory'.
>> > Indeed, I just downloaded mailcrypt-3.5.6 and it does just that.
>> > This bug is probably also responsible for the security alert about
>> > using mailcrypt on NT that is reported on
>> > http://mailcrypt.sourceforge.net/
>> > ...
>> 
>> Doing a "cd /tmp" in bash works, as does a "Ctrl-x d /tmp RET" and
>> "Ctrl-x d d:/tmp RET" in emacs.
>
>So the directory "d:\tmp" does exist on that system, yes?

But that is not sufficient. If the temporary directory
is specified as "/tmp", then either "c:\tmp" or "d:\tmp"
could be used, depending on the current working directory
at the time, so you MUST explicitly specify the drive letter
to be sure of consistent behaviour.



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