Subject: Re: partitioning
To: Martijn van Buul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 08/31/2005 22:28:22
> > TMPDIR? What's that? What programs use it?
> Gcc - one of the biggest benefitors from this scheme. Shellscripts that
> use mktemp. perl5. And most other programs that use temporary files.
> Most programmers will "just" use something in /tmp, but it's actually
> good behaviour to use TMPDIR. And TMPDIR gets set to /usr/tmp by default,
> so that's what gcc et al will use.
> Martijn (Who thinks that swap shouldn't be turned off to begin with,
> unless there's good reason to)
I don't have $TMPDIR set, and /usr/tmp doesn't exist here. Do things
automatically go to /tmp then, or what? Should I create a symlink /usr/tmp
-> tmp? (I have a symlink /var/tmp -> /tmp).
About the swap thing: my workstation has 1 Gb of RAM, so I didn't create a
swap partition. After your comments I think it would be better to convert
my 1Gb /tmp partition to a swap partition and use an mfs /tmp, is that all