emacs server problem (was: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 1.7.34-6)

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Feb 22 16:24:00 GMT 2015

On 2/22/2015 5:28 AM, gjnospam2014-cygwinproblems@yahoo.com wrote:
> Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> Reverting to cygwin-1.7.33 "fixes" it.
>>> Ken, can you take a look, perhaps?  I'm just not familiar enough with emacs...
>> I can't reproduce it either. I think we need more details from the OP,
>> including detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as attached
>> cygcheck output (http://cygwin.com/problems.html). It might also be
>> useful to see the ACL on the directory /tmp/emacs<uid> that the emacs
>> server uses for its socket. OP, can we see the results of 'ls -l' and
>> 'getfacl' on that directory? You might also try deleting that
>> directory and letting emacs create a new one the next time it starts a
>> server.
> It definitely seems to be something to do with permissions.  In a standalone emacs I tried 'server-start' and got told that "The directory
> `/cygdrive/c/Users/GJ/AppData/Local/Temp/emacs197609' is unsafe"

Do you have TEMP or TMP or TMPDIR or something like that set in your environment 
to /cygdrive/c/Users/GJ/AppData/Local/Temp?  If so, change it to /tmp. 
(/etc/profile should do this unless you're not using the default /etc/profile.)


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