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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] What's the "._unmerge_" directory there for?
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:22:59
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] What's the "._unmerge_" directory there for? by Nikos Chantziaras
1 On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de> wrote:
2 > I noticed that recent versions of portage 2.1.9 create an ._unmerge_
3 > directory in /var/tmp/portage.  What is it used for?
5 Looks like this is the new PKG_TMPDIR. I think this is patch that made
6 the change, with explanation:
10 "Before, some temporary directories would be created directly in
11 $PORTAGE_TMPDIR. Now, all are subdirectories of
12 $PORTAGE_TMPDIR/portage since it's common for people to assume that
13 this is the case anyway. With the default PORTAGE_TMPDIR setting of
14 /var/tmp, this allows /var/tmp to be mounted with the "noexec" option,
15 as long as the /var/tmp/portage subdirectory is a separate mount
16 (people have already tended to assume that they can do this, so we're
17 making it a reality in order to avoid any more bug reports). This will
18 fix bug #346899."