elf2flt questions

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 5 11:00:39 UTC 2008

On Thursday 05 June 2008 10:49, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > > i know at least 4 implementations out there that are
> > > completely different.  the only thing ive found in common is that simply
> > > doing `mktemp` results in a filename.
> >
> > Well, that's the problem I want to solve: busybox's one does not do it
> > (yet). Help he here - does bare "mktemp" just emit a new /tmp/SOMETHING
> > filename or does it also create this file (with zero size I suppose)? Also,
> > is mktemp on your machine from your distro? If yes, which distro/version is
> > it? (I will document it in bbox source)
> if you consider the Linux case, the three versions that have existed all have 
> this behavior.
> old: mktemp in debianutils
> not-so-old: mktemp in the mktemp package
> everyone-should-be-using-today: mktemp from coreutils

None of the following:


has mktemp applet, er, program.

Can you interrogate yours where the hell it come from? mktemp --help,
mktemp --version, strings /usr/bin/mktemp?


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