#28614 closed Cleanup/optimization (wontfix)

FileBasedCache documentation shouldn't recommend /var/tmp

Reported by: Daniel Keller Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.11
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


In the documentation for django.core.cache.backends.filebased.FileBasedCache, it suggests putting the cache in /var/tmp, presumably because it is world-writeable. However, this causes major headaches if you run Apache with systemd's PrivateTmp feature (PrivateTmp is on by default in REHL) and try to access the cache from e.g. management commands. This is useful to do things like periodically prepopulate the cache. A better choice would be /var/cache.

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comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by Tim Graham

On my machine, /var/cache isn't world-writable. I'm not sure if it's worth the extra hassle of requiring the user to create a directory in /var/cache with the appropriate permissions. Your use case sounds like something advanced which is out of scope for the Django documentation.

comment:2 Changed 13 months ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Feel free to respond to my comment if you disagree with it.

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