Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/02/1999 19:16:57
[ On , May 31, 1999 at 17:56:32 (GMT), Matthias Scheler wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
> Using "/tmp" as staging area already caused lots of harddisk overruns
> in the past.

That's a documentation problem, not necessarily a bad design.  Users get
waht they deserve -- the only problem is that it's not immediately
obvious to non-techies how to fix the problem because there's no mention
of TMPDIR in the manual page and no command-line option to explicitly
specify a temporary directory and override both TMPDIR and the system

(Things are even more fun when you have /tmp and /var mounted noexec! ;-)

							Greg A. Woods

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