/tmp/*

Tushar T tush at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 26 10:32:05 PDT 2002


Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>It's just a recommendation. Besides, the LFS book does not (and must not)
>assume that the system is built FHS compliant. One of the main arguments
>in the discussion whether cleanfs should by default wipe /tmp was that
>this could hurt someone badly who doesn't read the scripts (most don't)
>and doesn't expect this (because not all distros do this). On the other
>hand not clearing /tmp by default does not cause serious complications.
>The X lock file issue is the only issue people in favor of the wipe have
>come up with and the message output by X makes it crystal clear what the
>problem is so that it's easy to see and fix.
>  
>
One compromise is to include it in the bootscripts but commented out by 
default. Also a note in the lfs-bootscripts installation that the users 
are advised to check out the scripts and adjust them to their taste. 
Those who check out the bootscripts do can uncomment it.

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Tushar Teredesai
LFS ID: 1377
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