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

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:17:08AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar  9 20:29, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> > Am 09.03.2011 10:26, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> > >That's certainly feasible in some way, but I don't understand what
> > >you're trying to accomplish.  In what situation would this have to be
> > >changed on a per-system level?  Why isn't it sufficient that the
> > >user can change it in the own user profiles?
> > 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).
> If you really do this, you're doing something wrong in my opinion.
> But, point taken.
> David, any problem to create and tmp.csh in profile.d for this
> purpose?
> Anyway, after that change it's really time to start using the new
> base-files package.  It's pending already too long, IMHO.

I've been thinking about this, and I'd rather keep TMP/TEMP set to
/tmp in /etc/profile. This is mainly because the code that sets HOME could
need TMP to be already set under some circumstances, and the function 
that sources the scripts under /etc/profile.d is only called after that has
happened (as it is currently written). I prefer to supress that
flexibility, release base-files-4.0-4, and have it tested widely, so
people can hunt me down for breaking their ENVs :D

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