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Re: Bug#644788: Bug#654116: RFH: screen -- terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation

On Mon, 02 Jan 2012, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > I strongly recommend this solution, along with a proper debconf notice.
> [...]
> > /tmp is a good choice because the next reboot will automatically clean 
> > up everything (and obviously the old binary will not be needed after 
> > a reboot).
> Thanks for that hint. This sounds better (and especially less messy)
> than I thought! :-)

Thank you Axel for your detailed response and IMHO this is indeed close
to an ideal (lightweight, self-cleaning, etc) resolution for this
scenario.  BTW -- what is the take of standards/practices on having /tmp
mounted with noexec [1]?  I just wondered if that might be worth a
check/warning during moving the binary

[1] http://serverfault.com/questions/72356/how-useful-is-mounting-tmp-noexec

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