Subject: Re: installing openoffice-bin
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: segv <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/2005 17:29:17
On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 12:18:52 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> segv <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 11:42:17 -0400
> > "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> > filesytsem.
> 1) I already have an mfs filesystem there, and it is too small to
> manage this.
> 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"?
Is there any reason why you want to keep mfs small? For example I've got 2GB
swap and allocate 1GB to mfs mounted on /tmp. This seems to work pretty well...