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Re: Bug#331114: debian-el: leaves temporary files in /tmp after installation

Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> wrote:

> Package: debian-el
> Version: 24.11-1
> Installing debian-el (and then purging it) leaves a couple of temporary
> files in /tmp. The contents seem to be some kind of log files from
> executing something related to emacsen packaging infractructure.
> 0m20.7s ERROR: Package purging left files on system:
>   /tmp/elc_NyjrK7.log
>   /tmp/elc_gVFv5j.log

Why is this a bug?  Many Emacs lisp packages store byte compilation in
temporary logs rather than bombarding the user during intallation.  The
contents of /tmp gets deleted in boot-up, so what's the real harm?

Is there some sort of Policy against this?


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