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

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Fri Nov 25 11:55:55 EST 2011

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:18:43 +0100
clemens fischer <ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> loaded.

Actually, what is stupid is keeping /tmp in RAM. It is an important dir, where
you might have an valuable info in case of a system crash. I could never
understand the logic behind this choice. 

Leonid Isaev
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