[arch-general] pacman/libalpm/libfetch do not honor TMPDIR
allan at archlinux.org
Thu Nov 24 19:28:26 EST 2011
On 25/11/11 09:18, clemens fischer wrote:
> would it be possible to let pacman, libalpm and libfetch honor the
> environment variable TMPDIR?
> I mean, this is stupid. Many people keep /tmp in RAM, on a tmpfs, and
> make it big enough, but not too big, as it takes away RAM when getting
> #define TMP_LOC "TMPDIR"
> #include<stdlib.h> /* getenv(3) */
> #include<string.h> /* strncat(3) */
> td = getenv(TMP_LOC);
> /* cleanup for safety: td = cleanup(td); */
> tmpdir = strncat(td, "/", 1);
> What can be so difficult about this?
> I got this pesty "warning: warning given when extracting .INSTALL (Write
> failed)" today, and when looking at pacman, libalpm and libfetch with
> strings(1), none of them seem to check TMPDIR!
File a bug report or at least post to the pacman-dev list. Then
relevant people might actually see your request.
But I do not get it... what is the point of having /tmp in RAM and
then setting TMPDIR elsewhere?
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