Subject: Re: installing openoffice-bin
To: segv <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/2005 12:18:52
segv <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 11:42:17 -0400
> "Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> openoffice-bin seems to overflow my /tmp/ in attempting to install.
>> Is there any reasonable way to tell it to use another directory to
>> unpack in?
> Assuming you have a large swap partition, you can mount /tmp as mfs
1) I already have an mfs filesystem there, and it is too small to
2) Yes, I could reboot with a larger one, or with /tmp/ on root, but I
don't like the idea of having to reboot whenever I install
openoffice -- I reinstall all my packages monthly.
3) It is unreasonable of a package to assume /tmp/ is huge.
So how does one get around this "properly"?