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

Ross Hamblin rosscoad at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 14:44:19 EST 2011

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Subject: Re: [arch-general] pacman/libalpm/libfetch do not honor TMPDIR
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 08:35:37 +1300
From: Ross Hamblin <rosscoad at gmail.com>
Reply-To: rosscoad at gmail.com
To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>

On 01/12/11 07:49, "Jérôme M. Berger" wrote:
> Leonid Isaev wrote:

>> Hibernating is a purely windows concept, doing it on a linux machine is
>> basically looking for trouble, especially because hibernation gives no benefits
>> over shutting down.
> 	I never reboot my laptop unless I just upgraded the kernel and I
> don't have any issues. Hibernation has two benefits over shutting down:
> - Waking up is faster (ok, that's a small benefit because booting
> Arch is very fast, but still...)
> - When waking up from hibernation, you get your desktop exactly the
> way you left it, including any open files and tasks in progress.
> This is especially useful when using a laptop on the move: start
> working on something in the train, hibernate when you arrive at your
> station, then wake up when you reach your desk and immediately pick
> up where you left off).
> 	This has nothing to do with windows (although I admit that
> hibernating is a purely laptop concept: I don't hibernate my desktop
> PC and even less my servers).
Not entirely a laptop concept, I set my desktop to hibernate if UPS
battery runs low. That way when power resumes I continue working from
where I was, less downtime for me.


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