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Old 05-29-2012, 04:43 AM
Tollef Fog Heen
Default Bug#674984: Moving /tmp to tmpfs is fine

Package: libpam-tmpdir
Severity: wishlist

]] Petter Reinholdtsen

> [Ben Hutchings]
> > We should be thinking about implementing per-user temporary directories
> > and making sure that programs respect $TMPDIR.
> Yes, per-user temp directories is a good idea. Installing the
> libpam-tmpdir package enable this by default, and beside some problems
> with the root user (bad TMPDIR is inherited when I restart services
> using /etc/init.d/ scripts), it work well. Perhaps it should be
> extended to allow the directory to be below ~/ instead of below
> /tmp/.

Thanks for this suggestion, filing it in the BTS.

(JFTR, it won't be the default, but I don't see the harm in making it an

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