Subject: Re: PKG_TMPDIR @ /var/tmp
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/22/2000 14:52:41
> 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
> with ex/vi....

On many systems, /var/tmp and/or /usr/tmp have more available free
space than /tmp, which may make a different when you're installing

						- Bill