Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: "Bo Ørsted Andresen" <bo.andresen@××××.dk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Symlinking /usr/portage/distfiles
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:27:25
Message-Id: 200701301322.11725.bo.andresen@zlin.dk
On Monday 29 January 2007 20:12:22 Alan McKinnon wrote:
> Why not just keep it as /var/tmp? Defined as: > > "The /var/tmp directory is made available for programs that require > temporary files or directories that are preserved between system > reboots. Therefore, data stored in /var/tmp is more persistent than > data in /tmp. > "Files and directories located in /var/tmp must not be deleted when the > system is booted. Although data stored in /var/tmp is typically deleted > in a site-specific manner, it is recommended that deletions occur at a > less frequent interval than /tmp." > > Strictly per the standard, /var/tmp is the correct place for emerge temp > files and /tmp is incorrect. Not that it matters on your box with your > symlink (which is totally standard-compliant btw)
Why would PORTAGE_TMPDIR be required to or in any way benefit from surviving reboots? -- Bo Andresen

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Re: [gentoo-user] Symlinking /usr/portage/distfiles Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>