Subject: PKG_TMPDIR @ /var/tmp
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/2000 14:54:45
Something just struck me as odd wrt PKG_TMPDIR. From the pkg_* man pages:
These are tried in turn (if set) as candidate directories in
which to create a ``staging area'' for any files extracted by
pkg_info from package files. If neither PKG_TMPDIR nor TMPDIR
yields a suitable scratch directory, /var/tmp, /tmp, and
/usr/tmp are tried in turn. Note that /usr/tmp may be creat-
ed, if it doesn't already exist.
Why would we prefer /var/tmp over /tmp for files that are unusable across a
reboot? If the process is interrupted by a reboot, you can't `recover' as
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
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