Error when starting byobu on a Debian VPS

Bug #1346869 reported by Daniel Sousa on 2014-07-22
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
byobu
High
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

I have installed byobu on my Debian VPS and whenever I try to start it I get the following error:
/usr/lib/byobu/include/dirs:49: no matches found: /dev/shm/byobu-daniel-*
mkdir: cannot create directory `/cache.tmux': Permission denied

I have successfully installed it on 2 another Debian machines, but this one insists on not working.

Changed in byobu:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland)
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

* usr/lib/byobu/include/dirs.in: LP: #1346869
  - be little smarter about detecting a usable /dev/shm' --fixes 'lp:1316050' --fixes 'lp:1346869'
Committing to: /local/media/src/byobu/byobu/
modified debian/changelog
modified usr/lib/byobu/include/dirs.in
Committed revision 2367.

Changed in byobu:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Daniel Sousa (danielrs12345) wrote :

The bug is not fixed (I have manually made the change in the commit)

After rebooting, the error still shows the first time. After logging out and in again there's no error but byobu won't start anyway. There is a /dev/shm/byobu-daniel-* folder which only contains an empty cache.tmux directory.

Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Gelefisk (gelefisk) wrote :

I'm getting the same error message on each login, but byobu still starts, seemingly without any issues.

robin (robinp) wrote :

I am in the same situation as Gelefisk, on Ubuntu 14.04

GeekSmith (lixo-geeksmith) wrote :

Upgraded from 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04 and I see this error in every version.

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