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From "Kevin A. Burton" <bur...@newsmonster.org>
Subject Re: Lucene shouldn't use java.io.tmpdir
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 22:20:19 GMT
Doug Cutting wrote:

> Kevin A. Burton wrote:
>
>> This is why I think it makes more sense to use our own java.io.tmpdir 
>> to be on the safe side.
>
>
> I think the bug is that Tomcat changes java.io.tmpdir. I thought that 
> the point of the system property java.io.tmpdir was to have a portable 
> name for /tmp on unix, c:\windows\tmp on Windows, etc. Tomcat breaks 
> that. So must Lucene have its own way of finding the platform-specific 
> temporary directory that everyone can write to? Perhaps, but it seems 
> a shame, since Java already has a standard mechanism for this, which 
> Tomcat abuses...

I've seen this done in other places as well. I think Weblogic did/does 
it. I'm wondering what some of these big EJB containsers use which is 
why I brought this up. I'm not sure the problem is just with Tomcat.

Kevin

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