tmpfs mounts prevent wicd daemon from starting

Bug #261236 reported by Mart on 2008-08-25
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Bug Description

I believe I have identified what is preventing the Wicd daemon from starting for a lot of people that use the Eee PC with tmpfs mounts, and possibly other devices. Adding the following lines to /etc/fstab on my Eee PC 900 running Ubuntu (as recommended at http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/index.php5?title=How_to:_Reduce_Disk_Writes_to_Prolong_the_Life_of_your_Flash_Drive), prevents the Wicd daemon from starting correctly. I have also encountered similar bugs related to tmpfs in other OSS which furthermore confirms my suspicion.

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=0755 0 0
tmpfs /var/log/apt tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0

Mart (martin-eshock) wrote :

Further testing has narrowed the problem down to this particular line:

tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=0755 0 0

Adam Blackburn (adamblackburn) wrote :

We've fixed this in trunk in SVN. Look for in in 1.5.2.

Changed in wicd:
status: New → Fix Committed
Dan O'Reilly (oreilldf) on 2008-09-18
Changed in wicd:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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