[tex-live] tl-install of 2016-pretest: litter in /tmp

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat May 14 22:10:22 CEST 2016

On 2016-05-14 at 17:42:32 +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

 > Hi,
 > /tmp is not a good place, in some Linux distros /tmp lives in tmpfs
 > which is a small and expensive place. If they are not removed
 > immediately after use, they may cause problems. Before I bought a
 > new computer with a lot of memory, I modified the unit file to
 > limit /tmp to 256MB, now the limit is 1GB. /var/tmp will probably
 > be better if a lot of temporary files should live for a longer
 > period of time.

The proper place on Unix is $TMPDIR.  No program should use hard-coded
paths here.  The TeX Live installer is using /tmp only as a fallback
if $TMPDIR is not set.


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