Subject: Re: PKG_TMPDIR @ /var/tmp
To: Julian Assange <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/2000 15:25:16
On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Julian Assange wrote:
: > 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....
: Because the staging area often needs huge amounts of space.
Yup, I wasn't thinking. However, in that case, shouldn't it try /usr/tmp
first (if it exists and is writable)? Most binary pkgs are targeted to a
sibling directory (/usr/pkg). If the pkg tools can do a mv-in-place instead
of a copy-and-delete operation when installing, using /usr/tmp as preferred
staging would be a big speed boost.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
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