old bugs

Dave Grochowski malus.x at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 01:35:57 UTC 2007


Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
> Recently bumped once again into "misc/58117: installworld /tmp/ 
> problem". Would it be better to solve it at "once and for all" basis?
> This is a good choice for securing servers to make /tmp noexec. But 
> when you did that - you'll have to face this bug again. Yes, it can be 
> solved  by specifying TMPDIR. But:
>  - UPDATING says nothing about that;
>  - nor documentation do;
>  - the message is kindda cryptic and it takes time to understand whats 
> going on.
> Why not document the issue or prevent it by using custom catalog?
It's a problem for a few ports too, notably math/R.

Dave Grochowski

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