Subject: Re: i386 20000213 snapshot glitches
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/27/2000 08:27:35
On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, John Nemeth wrote:

# On Jun 7,  9:39pm, David Brownlee wrote:
# }
# } 	"/" being full:
# } 		I believe pax honours the TMPDIR environment variable.
# } 		Could you try setting it to /mnt/tmp before running
# } 		systinst?

My workaround has been to move /tmp out of the way to /otmp and recreate
/tmp as a symlink to /mnt/tmp and mkdir /mnt/tmp once the filesystem
is mounted.  This, unfortunately, requires Manual Intervention (MI can
stand for WAY too many things these days :-).

#      sysinst wants to run without the filesystems being mounted, so if
# TMPDIR is required before the filesystems are prepped and mounted,
# which is highly likely, this wouldn't work.  Besides, I don't want to
# destroy the system that I built just to try this.

Actually, it would work, because you're not going to be running pax
until you have the filesystems mounted!  Just run it as

	TMPDIR=/mnt/tmp pax ...

and that should work.

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