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Re: mktemp usage

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> I was just reading some bug reports and found #496899:
> texlive-base-bin's tools use hardcoded TMPDIR variable
> This might be a stupid question but I need to ask it, though... Why
> aren't we using mktemp to create those tmpdirs? There are a lot of
> scripts using this

Because nobody ever made the changes ... and tested them ...

Best wishes


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