[Fedora-packaging] BuildRoot and mktemp -d

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Tue Feb 13 23:00:32 UTC 2007

Ville Skyttä wrote:

> Using mktemp -d in specfiles' BuildRoot means that quite a few stray temp dirs 
> will start to appear in %{_tmppath}.  For example "rpm -q --specfile 
> foo.spec" and "rpmbuild -bs foo.spec" create them, and nothing cleans them up 
> (no, tmpwatch doesn't count) - we probably don't want that.

Isn't that what %clean is for?

> One way to avoid it is mktemp -ud, but it's more racy than plain -d.

I doubt this would work.

-- Rex

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