[HEADS-UP] Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Sergio Durigan Junior sergiodj at redhat.com
Thu May 31 23:15:19 UTC 2012

On Thursday, May 31 2012, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On 05/31/2012 12:45 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 05/31/2012 08:14 AM, Roberto Ragusa wrote:

>> Now /var/tmp should be "more persistent" which we don't need,
> Correct, using /var/tmp is wrong and a mistake.
> IMO, advising people to modify their code to using /var/tmp instead of
> /tmp is absurd and evidence of ignorance towards traditional use of
> /tmp and the FHS.

I couldn't say better.

>> So I'll patch sort to default to /var/tmp rather than /tmp.

Please don't.  As many pointed out, there are many disadvantages in
doing this, and I really do not think we should be "fixing" (sic) our
apps because of such a controversial feature.  `sort' and other programs
have been working right like this for *years*; introducing such change
would mean "please give me more bugs", as Ralf pointed out.


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