[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] check also for $TMP in configure
Mon Dec 29 13:19:37 CET 2008
M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Heinz Wiesinger <HMWiesinger at bnet.at> writes:
> > Hi!
> > Please find attached a minor patch to configure to also test for $TMP
> > alongside $TMPDIR and $TEMPDIR.
> Is there a system where this is typically used? Most Unix tools use
> $TMPDIR. I don't know the reason for the $TEMPDIR check.
Slackware uses $TMP for both installing and creating packages. That's where I
ran into an issue with ffmpeg as there's only a value for $TMP set and not
for $TMPDIR or $TEMPDIR. (user had /tmp set to noexec, defined another
tmp-location via $TMP, but ffmpeg still wanted to execute files in /tmp as
$TMP was obviously not handled)
Further research on google showed that Windows uses TMP alongside TEMP, and
some unix software prefers $TMP over $TMPDIR, though wikipedia indeed said
TMPDIR is the standard and others are mostly used on non-posix systems.
I don't think this patch should cause any problems. However, if there are any
objections on applying the patch I would also be able to work around it in my
build script. I would prefer it being handled by ffmpeg though.
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