For some reason, sort generates temporary files in /var/tmp instead of /tmp.
As /var/tmp is not cleaned regularly or on boot, this means that any left
over files (eg due to crashes) will be left in /var/tmp forever.
Also sort cannot use the data on subsequent invocations, which makes the
persistence of the data meaningless.
This bug is market as important because this violates the FHS. This would
require a severity of serious, but IMHO the impact of this bug is too
low to justify such a high severity.
Kernel: Linux 184.108.40.206 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages coreutils depends on:
ii libacl1 2.2.49-4 Access control list shared library
ii libattr1 1:2.4.44-2 Extended attribute shared library
ii libc6 2.11.2-10 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libselinux1 2.0.96-1 SELinux runtime shared libraries
coreutils recommends no packages.
coreutils suggests no packages.
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