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ERROR: Couldn't create $HOME/.irssi directory #910

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joekendal opened this Issue Aug 12, 2018 · 4 comments

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joekendal commented Aug 12, 2018

$ irssi
** (irssi:14528): ERROR **: <timestamp>: Couldn't create $HOME/.irssi directory
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

I can manually bypass this error however:

$ mkdir $HOME/.irssi

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dequis commented Aug 13, 2018

Why did you close this? Did you figure it out?

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joekendal commented Aug 13, 2018

@dequis the SSL timeouts were caused by my firewall. The error creating the irssi directory was only resolved by manually creating the .irssi folder. But still this is strange that it cannot do so by the program itself, so is maybe a bug that should be looked into. For reference, I encountered this bug on Ubuntu 18.04 with the upstream irssi release

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bmeh commented Aug 25, 2018

The core dump file could be useful. To find out which directory it is being dumped to: cat /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern.

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dequis commented Sep 4, 2018

Quoting myself on #925:

IMO we'll never know what happened there, and it's not very important either, but for the next time we can show the actual reason the mkdir failed.

The fact that it aborts and generates coredump is a bit awkward but g_error really is the handiest way to show this sort of thing and quit, so that's fine I think.

So, closing this. If it ever happens again we'll know why.

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