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Re: Unset TMP/TEMP in profile? (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-67)
On 09/03/2011 19:29, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> For example if cygwin is still installed on a FAT drive (I know ...) it may be
> useful (for all users) to switch /tmp to an NTFS directory (e.g. XWin used to
> fail with a FAT /tmp for a while).
This is wrong on several counts.
XWin still fails with /tmp on FAT. This is because XWin uses hardlinks to
create it's lock file, and cygwin can't support hardlinks on FAT because the
filesystem doesn't support them.
XWin uses the literal path /tmp. A lock file which appears in a different
place depending on an environment variable wouldn't be much of a lock file.
If you actually have this problem with XWin, you should use the server option
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