gpg-agent (2.0.7) hardcodes usage of /tmp directory

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Mar 11 18:09:15 CET 2008

Werner Koch wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:51, flameeyes at said:
>> All in all, I still fail to see why hardcoding /tmp is better than
>> respecting TMPDIR.
> Because it does not work.  TMPDIR is commonly used if you need more
> space for temporary files and thus it is likely to be mounted on a
> remote file system.

Imo, anyone who does so (making TMPDIR point to a non-local fs) is
introducing problems of their own making, and isn't a use-case worth
worrying much about.

-- Rex

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