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Re: Unset TMP/TEMP in profile? (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-67)

On 8 March 2011 15:03, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On Mar Â8 13:49, David Sastre wrote:
>>> 2011/3/8, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>>> > FWIW, I'd prefer to keep the unsetting of TEMP/TMP in ~/.bashrc (i.e.
>>> > based on user preference) vs. /etc/profile, since I have multiple
>>> > accounts on one of my machines and with my 'work' account, if I
>>> > cygstart several different native Windows apps without TEMP/TMP being
>>> > set they don't play nice. ÂI realize I could write wrapper scripts as
>>> > per Angelo's suggestion, but I'd prefer not to.
>>> >
>>> > As the old adage goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
>>> As discussed in the ITA thread, one of the goals of base-files-4.0 is
>>> not relying
>>> in users' config files at all regarding any item that needs to be
>>> defined (or undefined :)
>>> So if TMP/TEMP has to be unset, or set to /tmp per default, or any
>>> other default
>>> decided here, that is something to be done in /etc/profile, IMHO.
> Fair point. That avoids the situation where users with existing home
> directories don't get a change.

One more thought on this: LANG is set to C.UTF-8 in
/etc/profile.d/lang.{c,}sh, which allows users to change or delete
that without stopping /etc/profile from being updated. This approach
might be appropriate here as well.

> On 8 March 2011 13:48, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> I agree. ÂSetting TMP and TEMP to /tmp by default in /etc/profile
>> should make Cgwin and native apps happy, shouldn't it?
> Yep. Fingers crossed.


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