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.

Tushar Teredesai
LFS ID: 1377

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