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bug#4197: 23.1; error when try to run `server-start': directory .emacs.d

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4197: 23.1; error when try to run `server-start': directory .emacs.d/server is unsafe
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:57:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > I think Emacs should be able to coexist and behave nicely with
>> > FAT32 - don't
>> IIUC how Windows on FAT32 works, using emacsserver on such a system
>> means that any process running on this machine (from your own user or
>> any other user) can control your Emacs session.
> That's true.  There's no file security on FAT32 volumes.
> I was thinking about displaying yes-or-no-p prompt with a warning to
> that effect, but if the user consents, letting them to proceed.  Maybe
> we should do that on Posix as well, instead of flatly refusing to run.

I don't see a need for a prompt under POSIX.
For a FAT32 system under w32, we probably don't need a prompt either (we
should just skip the test instead) either the user is aware of the
inherent insecurity of his system (in which case we can go on and ignore
the problem without prompting), or he's not, in which case a prompt will
just confuse him even more.


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