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Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp

clone 617299 -1
retitle -1 kernel-handbook: encourage disabling DEBUG_INFO and setting TMPDIR
submitter -1 !
reassign -1 debian-kernel-handbook 1.0.13

Martin-Éric Racine wrote:

> The solution to bug #617299 is therefore to either define TMPDIR to
> some actual hard-disk with sufficient storage space via a commandline
> environment e.g. 'TMPDIR=/var/tmp make deb-pkg' whenever using
> commands that require an unusually large amount of /tmp space, or to
> completely disable the usage of a tmpfs for /tmp via initscripts
> defaults in /etc/defaults/rcS and /etc/defaults/tmpfs, as appropriate.

Sort of.  It's still a dpkg (wishlist?) bug.  I would even think it
might be possible for dpkg-deb to write its output directly to the
expected target path or another file in the same directory.

Cloning as a reminder to recommend setting TMPDIR in the kernel


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