Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Your file was not found, if the file resides in /tmp

  • I can access a file in my home directory.
    If I move the file to /tmp it cannot be accessed any more. I get "Your file was not found".
    How can i grant opera access to /tmp ?
    There was a similar thread, but that one is closed.

    I do not know, how opera was installed. It came with a notebook that had ubuntu 18.4 preinstalled.

    Opera says:
    Your version is 62.0.3331.99
    Opera is up to date
    Last checked on Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:26

    Thanks for any advice,
    ulrich

  • Assuming that you have installed the snap version of opera, e.e. the one that is advertised in ubuntu's "store".
    Snap apps have permissions to what they can and cannot access, so please allow it to access the system's filesystem.
    https://ubuntu.com/blog/a-guide-to-snap-permissions-and-interfaces

    However, because /tmp is neither inside /home (so the permission for files on the /home folder does not apply), nor in /media or /mnt (so the permission for mounts does not apply as well), removing the snap version of opera and installing the deb one.
    That one works as a regular app and does not have the stupid permissions system of snap apps.

    p.s. I have to make a small q&a thing about snaps as it seems...

  • @jimunderscorep said in Your file was not found, if the file resides in /tmp:

    removing the snap version of opera and installing the deb one.

    And welcome to "Some videos not playing?" club. 😉

  • @adasiko said in Your file was not found, if the file resides in /tmp:

    @jimunderscorep said in Your file was not found, if the file resides in /tmp:

    removing the snap version of opera and installing the deb one.

    And welcome to "Some videos not playing?" club. 😉

    Well, if someone has opera installed as a snap, he has probably installed it from ubuntu's "store" (I can't remember its name), so he is already using ubuntu or a derivative. It is really very to be using snap in debian or fedora or arch etc, because snap is not forced on users of other distros.

    So, since he is already on ubuntu, he can install install opera as deb and chromium ffmpeg codecs, have the same result and benefit from the advantages of a real app over a snap one (lack of useless/pointless permissions, less space on disk, proper theming, access to system wide configurations for mail://, magnet://, etc).

    I know you will say "but chromium ffmpeg codecs and opera versions do not match sometimes". For that, feel free to blame the ubuntu and/or the opera devs respectively, depending on which is left behind each time.

Log in to reply