Re: some ideas for the tmp setup and error checking

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Aug 20 2000 - 11:03:20 CEST

On Sat, Aug 19, 2000 at 07:48:45PM +0200, dumas patrice nicely wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a very long message.
> I dunno if it is because I am quite dumb, but I think the info message of
> the tmp ressource setting is quite misleading, as explainations are in k
> (fore example "I suggest to choice size < 1Mb (e.g 300k)."), but the
> parameter TMP_KB_SIZE is in blocks, as it is the mkfs option. So I put
> 300k on the prompt and it didn't work :-(.
> To avoid bad answer of stupid users, I think that either there could be a
> prepare section like
> prepare(){
> echo "enter the tmp size in blocks of one kilobyte"
> prompt TMP_KB_SIZE "${TMP_KB_SIZE}"
> save -n $1 configure
> }

I did. Please, Pat: the patch is big. Send me a tgz with all new
files. This facilitate me a little.


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