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

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:23:36 -0600
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On 09/09/2013 05:17 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
> Does this additional text suit everyone?  (Before I send it back to rms.)

Yes, that works for me.

> k
> @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

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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