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Leopard Issues with Qube
« on: September 19, 2008, 01:46:26 PM »
Hello everybody...

in an attempt to make our farm work flawlessy (yeah yeah i know ;) )
we've come across an issue with Qube when running Leopard..

Now both our farm and workstations for artists run Leopard 10.5.5
we made this choice to minimize OS issues by running the same throughout.

But since Tiger, Apple has changed the way it manages TMP files, instead on putting them in /var/tmp, (theres also a system shortcut so /tmp works) it now parses or takes time, date and multiplies it with some random hash value thing (at least thats what i'm told) to make totally obscene libs which are nearly impossible to replicate twice - this improves stability as the chance that two programs will write each others tmp files are almost none...

Qube however doesn't take into account this has changed, and therefor it has no write og read permissions in these tmp folders

whether this is a bug or not, i'll leave to Pipeline and Apple to decide ;)
nevertheless it's pretty simple to workaround it...

in terminal

sudo chmod 775 $TMPDIR

which opens up permissions on the variable tmp directories... this should work across boot ups and log in's so it's only necessary one time

chgrp -R staff $TMPDIR

theses changes allow Qube app to access the tmp directories and make rendering work...

At least it did it for me...
if theres any other mac users who use mac on both farm and workstations .. pls let me know how your setup works :)



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Re: Leopard Issues with Qube
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 01:59:00 AM »
Thanks for that.
Sorry we don't have reps or bumps here. :)