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Bug 740032

Summary: net-im/element-desktop-bin: large .org.chromium.Chromium.xxxxxx leftovers in /tmp
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Holger Hoffstätte <holger>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Stefan Strogin <steils>
Severity: normal CC: jstein, PF4Public
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Wrapper script to create/delete a temp dir

Description Holger Hoffstätte 2020-09-02 08:01:54 UTC
element-desktop is Electron-based and creates multi-MB files named .org.chromium.Chromium.xxxxxx in /tmp. This alone wouldn't matter, but these files remain after the app has terminated, so starting/quitting the app several times quickly wastes a huge amount of space.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start/quit element-desktop
2. find many duplicated .org.chromium.Chromium.xxxxxx leftovers in /tmp

Actual Results:  
Garbage leftovers in /tmp.

Expected Results:  
No leftovers.

As can be seen from the upstream report this was closed due to a lack of reproducibility, despite the fact that it can be readily reproduced with
current versions. I'll attach the mentioned wrapper script that I wrote when I still had my own element-desktop ebuild in my overlay; it would be great if this wrapper could be added to the Gentoo ebuild.
Comment 1 Holger Hoffstätte 2020-09-02 08:07:24 UTC
Created attachment 657878 [details]
Wrapper script to create/delete a temp dir

This wrapper script creates a temporary directory for element-desktop and deletes it after the actual element application has terminated. I'm sure it's not perfect (maybe needs proper signal handling) but it's a start and works for me and a friend. Right now I have this in /opt/bin, but it could also replace the symlinks
in /usr/bin.
Comment 2 Stefan Strogin gentoo-dev 2020-12-02 12:43:00 UTC
Hi Holger. Thanks for the report. Have you reported it to the upstream as well? Because I feel it might be not Gentoo-specific issue.
Comment 3 Holger Hoffstätte 2020-12-02 13:34:56 UTC
(In reply to Stefan Strogin from comment #2)
> Hi Holger. Thanks for the report. Have you reported it to the upstream as
> well? Because I feel it might be not Gentoo-specific issue.

Check the last comment on the linked URL? :)
I haven't reported it to Element though since it's clearly an Electron issue.
Comment 4 Holger Hoffstätte 2021-06-09 15:41:31 UTC
Someone reported this at Element:
Comment 5 PF4Public 2022-04-17 10:16:43 UTC
Not only reported, but also proposed a fix, but they are very slow to act ;)
Comment 6 Paweł Metelski 2022-07-30 14:06:31 UTC
Upstream patch merged into v1.10.11, so perhaps this is now resolved?
Comment 7 Holger Hoffstätte 2022-07-30 15:56:39 UTC
Thanks for the notice - it is indeed fixed upstream.