Bug 512905 - add ability to override tmp directory location for guestfish
Summary: add ability to override tmp directory location for guestfish
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libguestfs
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
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Reported: 2009-07-21 09:33 UTC by Marek Goldmann
Modified: 2010-03-27 10:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-27 10:45:07 UTC


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Description Marek Goldmann 2009-07-21 09:33:59 UTC
Description of problem:

Guestfish creates temporary files in /tmp/libguestfsXYZXYZ directory. There is no way to change location of this directory which may cause errors when no space is left on partition mounted to /tmp.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

All.

How reproducible:

NA

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Comment 1 Matthew Booth 2009-07-21 09:51:30 UTC
I think the underlying problem here is reliance on the state of the guest to inspect it. If we need space on the guest to perform an operation we should provide it from the host.

Alternatively, actions which can be performed on the host probably should be, as the host is more of a 'known-entity'.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-07-21 10:23:58 UTC
No the problem here is it creates a large directory
under /tmp on the host.  The location of this directory
ought to be configurable.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-07-23 15:12:13 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.64-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.64-2.el5

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-07-27 14:45:17 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.64-3.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.64-3.el5

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-07-29 17:00:53 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-08-07 08:34:14 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.66-4.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.66-4.el5

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-08-14 09:13:57 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.67-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.67-1.el5

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-08-18 00:22:53 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-08-19 21:55:26 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-09-08 22:59:34 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 12 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-03-27 10:45:07 UTC
Long fixed upstream.


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