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Re: [bug-inetutils] tests/syslogd.sh and /tmp

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] tests/syslogd.sh and /tmp
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:51:04 +0100
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address@hidden (Alfred M. Szmidt) skribis:

> I am inclined to agree with both of you.  /tmp is from IEEE
> 1003.1-2001, but IEEE 1003.1-2004 and later recommend using $TMPDIR.
> So in that sense, NixOS is indeed broken, IEEE 1003.1-2001 is not that
> old, and more systems follow it that the 2004 or later editions.

IOW, one is free not to honor $TMPDIR, but that is bad style.

> The part where I'm confused is


I’m just saying that an obvious way to work around the silly socket name
length limitation is to cd somewhere, and then use a relative path, like

BTW, syslogd.sh says #!/bin/sh, but it seems to use non-POSIX
extensions, no?


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