[tex-live] tl-install of 2016-pretest: litter in /tmp

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat May 14 17:42:32 CEST 2016


/tmp is not a good place, in some Linux distros /tmp lives in tmpfs which
is a small and expensive place. If they are not removed immediately after
use, they may cause problems. Before I bought a new computer with a lot of
memory, I modified the unit file to limit /tmp to 256MB, now the limit is
1GB. /var/tmp will probably be better if a lot of temporary files should
live for a longer period of time.

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-05-14 13:33 GMT+02:00 Jim Diamond <Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca>:

> On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 20:23 (+0900), Norbert Preining wrote:
> >> tlinstall is filling up my /tmp with tmpdirs which it is not removing
> > They would be removed at the end of the installation ... but I changed
> > the code in one of the modules that they are not even generated ;-)
> > Thanks for the report, it reminded me to look into it.
> Norbert,
> thanks for taking care of that.
>                                 Jim
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