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Re: flex license manager tempfile predictable name...
From: daevans () US ORACLE COM (David Evans)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 08:19:01 -0800


Sorry to rain on your parade but I'm sure this has been reported some
time back. This is the default operation for Sun's licensing but
you can solve this easily.

While the file is there you don't need to be root to install licenses.
The GlobeTrotter website (www.globetrotter.com), who produce the
daemon, have a FAQ on installing licences and other information about the
lmgrd daemon.

I've been using there site to install updated binaries for licences such as
FrameMaker and Sun's compilers for years. Read the FAQ and install the
licences and run the daemon under its own ID would be my suggestion.


sp00n wrote:

During the install of workshop pro 5.0 the flex license manager creates a
file in /var/tmp/license_errors, since /var/tmp is writable by anyone and
the tmp filename is predictable... you can see the problems here to
install licenses you need to be root. so, it could be nasty if this file
was a link...

-rw-r--r--   1 root   other    394 Feb  4 13:48 /var/tmp/license_errors

the date and time installed workshop pro

in the file, logs from the install:

Cannot access location /usr/local/bin/SUNWspro/license_dir to store
product li
grep: can't open /opt/SUNWspro/license_dir/sunpro.lic,node
Cannot access location /usr/local/bin/SUNWspro/license_dir to store
product li
**All Licenses Were Successfully Installed**

 David Evans                    |
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