Re: ORBit-like /tmp functions

On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 11:57, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> Le jeu 05/08/2004 �9:48, Havoc Pennington a �it :
> > On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 03:28, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > > 
> > > Well, for Mdk, I've been forced to move TMPDIR for gconf from $HOME/tmp
> > > (ie $TMPDIR) to /tmp otherwise gconf was failing for users with home on
> > > NFS with multiple logins (it is a known problem, IIRC).
> > 
> > Yes it's a known problem, that's why upstream gconf already uses /tmp
> > ;-) (and in previous releases had an env variable GCONF_LOCAL_LOCKS=1 to
> > force use of /tmp)
> I've just checked code again and it is wrong : it is using g_get_tmp_dir
> which is reading TMP or TMPDIR variable, which is often set to
> $HOME/tmp, so you end up with locks on NFS :((

Oh, I read your message incorrectly. I thought you were talking about
homedir vs. /tmp, not TMPDIR vs. /tmp literal.

I don't think TMPDIR=$HOME/tmp is right at all - $HOME should be for
user data... if you wanted a per-user tmp I would suggest a
/var/tmp/username type of feature...


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