Comment 13 for bug 1600582

dobey (dobey) wrote :

So, it seems that it's not necessarily unpacking the data into /tmp, but is perhaps streaming it (there's a socket created in TMPDIR).

I'm not quite sure what's going on here, and I don't think I know enough about internals of click/dpkg to go any further, but it seems that even if I use TMPDIR=${XDG_CACHE_HOME} when installing a signed click package, it still uses about as much memory as the size of the package is, I can watch the /userdata usage increase, even if I already have the click installed, and the amount of disk I/O created from having so many files in a package, makes the system unusable for quite a while as it installs.