mktemp = coreutils conflict
thekevinday at gmail.com
Wed May 21 07:08:42 PDT 2008
I just noticed that coreutils is installing its own version of mktemp
over the one installed by the mktemp project
I am not certain whether this is better, worse, or the same because I
have no idea how their implementation differs, if any.
I looked around on the LFS/BLFS lists to see if they mention mktemp as
a program of coreutils and found no reference.
This was probably not caught because they installed mktemp after
coreutils, but for some reason I ended up installing mktemp-1.5 before
coreutils and noticed this issue.
I expect one should use the configure option: --enable-no-install-program=mktemp
to default to the mktemp project.
However, this begs the question if the coreutils is any more or any
less secure than the mktemp project's mktemp program.
More information about the hlfs-dev