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    SubjectRe: The /tmp and modules_install saga
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    ptb@it.uc3m.es (Peter T. Breuer) writes:
    > OK. I still don't think you need any tmp files. If it were me doing it, i'd
    > 1) mark all .o's executable to start. 2) unmark them executable as
    > I copy them. 3) fill misc with the .o's still executable at the end.

    The story turns full circle. The reason for using /tmp in the first
    place was not to put temp files /usr/src/linux/modules, because you may
    be installing from a read-only partition.

    For example, I build kernels for the 486 machines on the P133, and NFS
    mount /usr/src readonly to install them.

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