[Users] [Bug 2828] Use MD5 digest for socket name

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Sat Dec 1 22:31:00 CET 2012


--- Comment #3 from Colin Leroy  2012-12-01 22:30:59 ---

So, CVS now has rc_dir canonicalized. Two issues with that patch though:
1) unified diff please
2) the "normal", no alternate-config-dir-case socket is going to change name
with that patch (from, for my example, /tmp/claws-mail-1000 to
/tmp/claws-mail-SOMEHASH. That's a big problem for everyone who's going to
upgrade his distro some day while Claws is running with a /tmp/claws-mail-1000
socket. After the upgrade, he'll click a mailto link in his browser, the new
binary will see no /tmp/claws-mail-SOMEHASH socket, so will create it and
start, and the poor user will have two claws-mail instances battling for his
There is no doubt that data loss would occur.

So, TL;DR for 2) is that the normal socket for normal RC dir must not change
name until the sun goes red giant on us :)

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