I'm trying to find a way to set an environmental variable so that the system will use /usr/tmp or something instead of /tmp as a temporary directory.
Some utilities will pay attention to the TMPDIR environment variable.
The story is that I was attempting to change the size of /usr remotely. I backed up all the data and then copied the bare necessities over to /tmp then changed fstab so the drive formerly known as /usr was never mounted and /tmp was mounted as /usr. Great! it worked... but now su isn't working... because now /tmp is 755.
However, things that run setuid or setgid will probably avoid looking at environment variables. You may have painted yourself into a corner here, and will need to be at the machine to log in as root.
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