Subject: bin/7796: pax does not respect TMPDIR
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From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/1999 17:22:05
>Synopsis: pax does not respect TMPDIR
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jun 16 17:20:01 1999
>Originator: Chris Demetriou
unnecesary. look in the 1.4 sources and the -current
sources as of the date this PR was filed.
pax does not respect TMPDIR. environ(7) says:
TMPDIR The directory in which to store temporary files. Most appli-
cations use either /tmp or /var/tmp. Setting this variable
will make them use another directory.
However, pax ignores the setting of TMPDIR and throws its temporary
files into /tmp. This means that if, for whatever reason (e.g.
no inodes left in /, as seems to be the case in the arm32 1.4
distribution disk image!) you can't write to /tmp, you can't use pax
to extract files.
arrange for /tmp to be unwritable, try to extract files with
alternately, look at the pax source.
make pax respect TMPDIR. (while at it, probably a good
idea to make it not hard-code the /tmp path name, and use
A good example of a reasonable way to do this is in the