[arch-general] pacman/libalpm/libfetch do not honor TMPDIR

clemens fischer ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org
Fri Nov 25 11:35:51 EST 2011

Allan McRae wrote:

> On 25/11/11 09:18, clemens fischer wrote:
>> would it be possible to let pacman, libalpm and libfetch honor the
>> environment variable TMPDIR?
> File a bug report or at least post to the pacman-dev list.  Then
> relevant people might actually see your request.

I'm not "relevant" enough to post to any dev lists.

> But I do not get it... what is the point of having /tmp in RAM and
> then setting TMPDIR elsewhere?

This has been answered by Hector Martinez-Seara.  Sometimes, there's not
enough space in /tmp ...


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