thunderbird does not want to send attachements out of /tmp ?

Strange surprise today, I tried to send an email with attachements and for some reason it fails, and says I should check my temporary directory settings. Up and down the settings I see no such thing. After a bit of googling and the misleading hint to remove a parentlock file, I am getting the idea – its actually throwing files with that precise filename into /tmp. Now thats stupid, who wrote that ? At the very least do a mktemp directory for the application.

So I had to move the files from /tmp ihnto a subdir /tmp/x and voila it works – but also only because I happen to own read/write those files. Otherwise I would have even had to rename them before sending…

Should file a bugzilla report…

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~ by MrMichaelWill on April 4, 2008.

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