Re: ORBit-like /tmp functions

A Ter, 2004-08-03 às 20:43, Federico Mena Quintero escreveu:
> On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 09:48 +0200, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > Another potential problem is when /tmp is not readable (don't laugh, we
> > have this settings in paranoia mode), which can cause nice crash in
> > either GTK+ or ORBit :)
> 1. Does this setting make sense?  Why would you not want /tmp to be
> readable?
> 2. What would happen if GConf just stored its lock and IOR file in
> ~/.gconfd/something?  Is there a special reason why it uses /tmp?

  I don't know why orbit uses /tmp, but I can only guess that it's
because ~/ may be NFS-mounted, thus shared between multiple hosts. 
Also, being NFS-mounted has other disadvantages, like less stable
locking, and increased access time. /tmp (or $TMPDIR) is much better
than ~/.

>   Federico
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