[Users] Unix domain socket directory

wwp subscript at free.fr
Fri Sep 21 00:09:25 CEST 2012

Hello Stainless Steel Rat,

On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:11:23 -0400 Stainless Steel Rat <ratinox at gweep.net> wrote:

> On startup, Claws Mail tries to create a Unix domain socket in $TMPDIR.
> The --alternate-config-dir option overrides this directory and causes
> Claws Mail to try to create the socket in the specified directory. This
> fails if the file system does not support Unix domain sockets. Examples
> include the FAT family (such as USB flash drives for portable mail
> storage) and EncFS (for encrypted storage).
> Is the --alternate-config-dir override of the default socket directory
> a bug? Or is this working as intended making an --alternate-socket-dir
> option an enhancement?

I may miss something, but according to my knowledge,
--alternate-config-dir is just to use another config dir but the
default ~/.claws-mail. It should not change the location for sockets.
IOW, a bug.


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