also sprach Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2011.11.13.1204 +0100]: > A fixed policy is going to interact badly with real systems and > per-site decisions about, say, disk partitioning and provisioining > of RAM for various purposes. > > The proper policy, IMHO, is that a) all software that uses temporary > files should obey TMPDIR if set (and fall back on /tmp if not) > and b) all software must deal with out-of-disk-space errors in a > sensible way (where the exact details may depend on the software). Fully agreed. Please do not try to (ab)use policy to tell me how I have to administer/manage my systems. Use policy to dictate how programs we provide as part of The Debian System must behave. I would welcome if TMPDIR-related bugs and bugs related to temporary file handling would become release-critical. I think it's great that Debian provides the flexibility to easily make /tmp a tmpfs. However, I don't think that should be the default (cf. RAMRUN, RAMLOCK). -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> Related projects: : :' : proud Debian developer http://debiansystem.info `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck http://vcs-pkg.org `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems people with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.
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