Mktemp is not in the book

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jan 22 08:12:42 PST 2003


Bill's LFS Login wrote:

>On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>  
>
>>Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>Mktemp is needed by vimtutor (goes with vim which is in the book) and it is
>>>not in the book. I want it to be added.
>>>
>>>http://www.courtesan.com/mktemp/
>>>      
>>>
>>mktemp is also a part of debianutils
>><http://freshmeat.net/projects/debianutils> along with some other
>>goodies. I think it may be appropriate for blfs, not for lfs.
>>    
>>
>Well... maybe for LFS too? Sometime back I posted that bzcmp, bzdiff and
>a couple other LFS installed bzip2 related things would not run because
>we have no 'tempfile' command (without researching, IIRC it was
>deprecated due to security issues). Mktemp was the suggested replacement
>for tempfile. So, if we install mktemp and symlink tempfile to it, then
>the bz* commands LFS installs should actually be able to work?
>  
>
Debianutils comes with two executables, mktemp and tempfile. I don't 
know whether they have the same function, never bothered researching it.

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