On Thu, 8 Feb 2018 23:18:19 +0000, Wol's lists wrote:

> > More specifically, /var/tmp is traditionally supposed to be
> > non-volatile (across reboots).
> > 
> > Comparatively the contents of /tmp can be volatile (across reboots).
> > 
> > I would advise against mounting /var/tmp on tmpfs.
> >   
> /tmp is defined as being volatile - stuff can disappear at any time.
> /var/tmp is defined as the place where programs store stuff like crash 
> recovery files. Mounting it tmpfs is going to screw up any programs
> that reply on that *defined* behaviour to recover after a crash.
> Mounting /var/tmp/portage as tmpfs is perfectly fine as far as I know - 
> I do it myself.

Why mess around with another tmpfs? Just set PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/tmp" in
make.conf. Job done!

Neil Bothwick

Why do Kennedy's cry after sex? ..... Mace!

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