Cannot regenerate parts db. Unable to create temporary file

Bug #1839178 reported by Philippe Clérié
This bug affects 2 people
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fritzing (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As the title says. Every attempt at regenerating the parts database results in an error: unable to create temporary file.

I have no clue as to where that temporary file is being created. There are reports of this failure online with at best a vague suggestion to set permissions for $TMPDIR to 777, with no clue about the value of TMPDIR.

A related bug report (#3308) was opened and closed a couple of years ago. But a newer issue (#3437 Feb 2019) is still opened.

I am not hoping that Ubuntu has a fix. However, I hope somebody can give some indication of where that temp file is being created so I can maybe fix the issue.

I'm running Fritzing 0.9.3b+dfsg-4.1ubuntu1 on 18.04.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards


Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fritzing (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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