On Thursday, May 31 2012, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On 05/31/2012 12:45 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 05/31/2012 08:14 AM, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> Now /var/tmp should be "more persistent" which we
Correct, using /var/tmp is wrong and a mistake.
IMO, advising people to modify their code to using /var/tmp instead of
/tmp is absurd and evidence of ignorance towards traditional use of
/tmp and the FHS.
I couldn't say better.
> So I'll patch sort to default to /var/tmp rather than /tmp.
Please don't. As many pointed out, there are many disadvantages in
doing this, and I really do not think we should be "fixing" (sic) our
apps because of such a controversial feature. `sort' and other programs
have been working right like this for *years*; introducing such change
would mean "please give me more bugs", as Ralf pointed out.