Anthony Plack (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 12:07:21 -0500

I think this is a potential problem but correct me if I am wrong.

I have one machine (of 6) that I do developement on. This is also the
machine that I have started to compile the new kernels on.

Usually to install the packages after the compile, I mount the
developement machine via NFS (rw).

This works great except for the modules_install in the kernel. This
script is creating 2 files, ".allmods" and ".misc".

When I do this make command, I get a file not found on these two files.

I tracked it down to NFS not allowing me to create files even though it
is mounted (rw). I am assuming this is because I am logged in as root
and the squash_root might be enabled (I am not doing this specifically,
but I have not tried without it and am assuming that this IS a
default.) Any suggestions welcome as to if I am on the correct path.

However, my suggestion is to create these in the HOME directory of the
user so that this can be installed from a ro NFS mount.

I corrected it by placing a ~/ infront of the file names. This worked
very well.

Could this be a default or would the /usr/tmp directory be better for
these files? Anyways, I would like to make the suggestion that all
temporary files created during make (not compiled temp's of course) be
placed in one of these directories. Especially the install temp files.