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Re: mktemp usage

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:

> 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 ...

One other reason might be portability. Any change to upstream scripts
must either be kept Debian-specific, or be portable to OSses like
Solaris, BSD, Mac OSX,...

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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