Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] playlist source burner

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 17:37:16 -0400, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
> Fundamentally you need a local hard drive to support this.

The other day I burned an ISO off of a network share using Nautilus.
It didn't seem to use my local disk at all, instead burning straight
off of the network. I don't see why mkisofs couldn't be used to write
to a place on the network, and then burn using that.

> If your machines have CD burners, and the system administrator wants to
> support it, *and* you have the space somewhere, I don't see why the
> administrator would limit /tmp or whatever to less than 700 megs.  tmpfs
> can be swapped.

Yes, obviously it's reasonable to expect the administrator to set up
*somewhere* with some free space. But I think it should be easily
configurable. For example, I've seen /scratch used for temporary ISOs,
etc. Many admins feel that /tmp is really only for small things, and
since almost all distros wipe it at boot anyway, tmpfs makes sense for

So my suggestion was not to say that you can't expect there to be
free, writable space. Obviously that's needed to create an ISO. Just
please don't expect it to be in /tmp, and if there isn't enough in
g_get_tmp_dir(), let another location be specified manually. It seems
as if others were making similar suggestions, so my comments were
probably redundant...

Have fun,


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