Another package requires mktemp: glibc

Zack Winkles winkie at
Fri Apr 18 19:10:41 PDT 2003

Matthew Burgess <ca9mbu at> wrote:
> Can someone remind me why the version at
> was ruled out (the archives aren't giving me much joy here)

Put simply: laziness. All the versions of mktemp seem pretty much the
same (it's a very simple program), but the version you cite has a
configure script and all that auto* stuff that would just be too hard to
rip out. I prefer not to delve into the world of all that junk if I
don't have to.
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