Subject: Re: installing openoffice-bin
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/2005 14:22:37
Michael Rauch <> writes:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 11:42:17AM -0400, Perry E. Metzger 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?
> yes, the installation binary honors the environment variables
> $TMP and $TEMP (in that order) before defaulting to /tmp.
> The Makefile has
> to get the default to a directory where we can reasonably expect
> that there's some space left.
> Obviously setting one of the two environment variables to /tmp
> will circumvent this default.

I don't have either TMP or TEMP set, so I don't see how it might be
that I'm using /tmp/....

> I'm currently at work, so can't check if it still works as expected.
> If it isn't the case that you have set $TMP or $TEMP in your shell, 
> please write me a short reply (even if it works by setting $TMP) so I 
> can fix the package.

I think it needs fixing... however, I'll note that when I

   export TMP=/var/tmp 
   make install

it does indeed work -- so obviously something isn't handled right in
the pkg.

Perry E. Metzger