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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 17:33:15 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: got a problem with /tmp

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 05:18:46PM +0300, Oleg Lukashin wrote:
> * Solar Designer ( wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 08:22:41PM +0300, Oleg Lukashin wrote:
> > > I've got a non-standart problem with /tmp. I need to make /tmp as
> > > a symlink to /var/tmp, but cannot do this, because of hidden
> > > /tmp/.private/root, that cannot be deleted. Who making these dirs
> > > (i mean under /tmp)
> > 
> > pam_mktemp does.
> I had the same opinion, and commented it in /etc/pam.d/login,

I suggest that you don't.

> but, it doesn't help... because files already created :)


> > The reason /tmp/.private is append-only is for
> > pam_mktemp to co-exist with Red Hat's tmpwatch (if you install it on
> > Owl).
> Yes, make installworld installing stmpclean. tmpwatch is a part
> of this packet.

The tmpwatch in our stmpclean package is just a compatibility
wrapper, to be possibly used by Red Hat Linux packages you might
install (in particular, tetex package from RHL adds a cron job
which uses tmpwatch, so we don't upset it).  Red Hat's original
tmpwatch is NOT in Owl.


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