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Re: Must /tmp be on boot partition?

Quoting Marc Sherman (msherman@myrealbox.com):
> Does /tmp have to be physically located on the boot
> partition, or can it be a symlink to /var/tmp on another
> partition?  I've seen conflicting statements in different
> references/howtos/manpages - some say that the link works,
> and others say that the boot process needs temp space, and
> uses /tmp for that purpose, so it needs to be on the boot
> partition.  Does anyone have conclusive proof (ie: a working
> system of their own) that the symlink to /var/tmp works?

I have working slink boxes with tmp -> foo/tmp, var -> foo/var and
home -> foo/home with foo being a separately mounted partition.


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