Another package requires mktemp: glibc

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Sat Apr 19 07:09:37 PDT 2003

Matthew Burgess wrote:

>Can someone remind me why the version at was
>ruled out (the archives aren't giving me much joy here) - it's still being
>maintained so would prevent us from having to do any distro-esque
>maintenance of our own, and if we find any problems with it at least we
>know the maintainer's still around to consider fixes/bug reports.  As far
>as tempfile is concerned I haven't the foggiest about this but I'd imagine
>that it performs the same functionality of mktemp so a shell-script
>wrapper *may* be possible, hence only adding one package to the
Another alternative is to not use tempfile at all (mandrake doesn't have 
a tempfile binary). There are only three scripts on my system that use 

    * /usr/bin/updatedb
    * /usr/bin/bzdiff
    * /usr/bin/bzcmp

It would be easy to patch these to use mktemp instead. That way we can 
use an officially released and maintained version.

The following scripts check for tempfile, but also check for mktemp as 
the primary/alternate mechanism for tempfile creation:

    * /bin/bashbug
    * /usr/sbin/grub-install

Tushar Teredesai

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