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

Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> wrote:

> la, 2005-10-01 kello 16:18 -0400, Peter S Galbraith kirjoitti:
> > 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?
> The next boot might happen years from now.

Such systems must cleanup /tmp one-in-a-while some other way, right?

>                                            Is there a problem removing
> the files in the package maintainer script that created them?

I'm sure I'll get a bug report as soon as I do that.  Heck, there's a
bug report from someone who wants to explicitely see byte-compilation

So you're suggesting I delete the log files after successful
installation and only leave them there when there's an installation error?

Any comments from the Debian-Emacsen crowd?


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