comments on KDE performance tips

Lauri Watts lauri at
Thu Jan 16 12:14:36 GMT 2003

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On Thursday 16 January 2003 13:00, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Thursday 16 January 2003 12:51, Andy Fawcett wrote:
> > Because /var/cache is not a portable location. Doesn't exist on FreeBSD,
> > doesn't appear on Solaris (8, at least), and might not appear on some
> > of our other supported platforms.
> >
> > Sorry to be blunt, but there's life outside the FHS, and some of these
> > standards are at least as long established. For example, on (Free)BSD
> > we have to follow the standard laid down by "man 7 hier", which has
> > been around since AT&T Unix v7
> On Linux-incompatible systems it can be put somewhere else. Just tell me
> what a suitable place is according to "man 7 hier".

I'd prefer KDE-compatible to linux-incompatible. 

would clearly indicate /var/tmp

In light of this, I find it interesting to note

indicates that since application developers are haphazard about choosing /tmp 
vs /var/tmp you may as well symlink them together and save the disk space.  
In light of the fact that we've got 5 years or so of using /tmp and now are 
looking to change that, it's sage advice.

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