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Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 23:17:11 GMT

Does this additional text suit everyone?  (Before I send it back to rms.)


@item rundir
The directory for installing data files which the programs modify
while they run, that pertain to one specific machine, and which need
not persist longer than the execution of the program---which is
generally long-lived, for example, until the next reboot.  PID files
for system daemons are a typical use.  In addition, this directory
should not be cleaned except perhaps at reboot, while the general
@file{/tmp} (@code{TMPDIR}) may be cleaned arbitrarily.  This should
normally be @file{/var/run}, but write it as
@file{$(localstatedir)/run}.  (Having it as a separate variable allows
the use of @file{/run} if desired).  (If you are using Autoconf 2.70
or later, write it as @samp{@@rundir@@}.)
@end table

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