Bug #9156

Not able to get tmp dir to work with Ruby 2.0.0

Added by B L almost 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

ruby -v:ruby-2.0.0-p353 Backport:1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


I just migrated to Ruby 2.0.0 from 1.9.2 and I'm getting errors when trying to handle files because I can't get tmp directories to work.

If you check this file and look at line 29 you'll see that a check on world_writable? has been added, but the file should not be world writable (prepended by !). So tmp dir are now restricted? What should I do to set up my machine? (I'm using Rails 4)

Here's the error I get:

ArgumentError: could not find a temporary directory
When I try to hit Dir:tmpdir

/home/ben/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/2.0.0/tmpdir.rb: in tmpdir
raise ArgumentError, "could not find a temporary directory" if !tmp



#1 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

It's by a security reason.
What's your platform?

#2 Updated by B L over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed answer, my platform is OSX Mavericks.

#3 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada over 1 year ago

MacOS X makes a directory with permission 0700 under /var/folders and sets TMPDIR to it by default.
Check if it is properly set: ls -ld "$TMPDIR"

#4 Updated by B L over 1 year ago

That's what I get:
drwx------ 181 ben staff 6154 Feb 15 00:07 /var/folders/w6/5t5wbvps7sq68h0ss0qs3ygm0000gn/T/

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