[PC-BSD Support] Why are there two /tmp dirs in Free/PC-BSD ?
usmbish at aol.com
Thu Mar 11 07:51:58 PST 2010
Looks like a newbie question. Sorry for looking naive ;-)
Why are there two /tmp dirs in Free/PC-BSD ?
Besides /tmp there is also a /var/tmp
I tried to experiment a bit by moving the contents of /var/tmp
to /tmp and then deleting it. I created a soft link of /tmp to
On reboot I got stuck up at the boot prompt of KDE, which kept
on re-appearing even if correct username/ password was entered
Quite obviously, KDE failed to create the orbit dir of user or
dbus links of KDE failed.
So I reset things to normal by re-creating the /var/tmp after
logging in from console (ofcourse, I needed to chmod /var/tmp
to 1777 to get things back to normal, which I learnt the hard
But this kept me wondering why a soft link to /tmp did not
work. And why two dirs for temporary files ?
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