On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM, Steve Holdoway <steve@greengecko.co.nz> wrote:
Another thing to check is whether having /tmp/mounted noexec will cause
problems... it often is on VPSes.

IIRC with debian on parallels, if you shut down mysql, you can then
umount /tmp/and /var/tmp. Do all of your installs, and then reboot. Even
apt often requires the ability to run executables off /tmp ( I know
there are loads of exotic alternatives to this approach, but I'm all for
an easy life! ).

hth,

Eh? I'm totally lost here .... If parallels is a vps thing then I really am lost, VPS's in general are new to me so I am rapidly learning how things function on a real vps where I don't have access to the primary host-os. But /var/tmp isn't mounted noexec

root@ratfink:~# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vzfs             300G  217M  300G   1% /
tmpfs                 128M     0  128M   0% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs                 128M     0  128M   0% /dev/shm
root@ratfink:~#

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