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

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:43:50 +0200
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Il 12/09/2013 00:12, Karl Berry ha scritto:
> rms wants --varrundir instead of --rundir for the option name.  I expect
> there will be objections to that name because of wanting to use /run.

Not really because of that, more because the GNU Coding Standards use
--localstatedir rather than --vardir.

> Other ideas?

What about --runstatedir or --runtimestatedir?


> k
> P.S. Paolo, you're right about the two parentheticals.  I noticed that
> before I sent the text to rms and made a trivial edit to avoid it.
> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:42:35 -0400
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Subject: Re: --rundir for coding standards
>         [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
>         [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
>         [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.
> Now it is clear what these files do.  However, the name --rundir is
> totally misleading.
> The name /var/run is misleading too, but since it's under /var, people
> will know it is meant to contain some files made by programs for some
> sort of case.
> --rundir lacks that helpful context, so the misleadingness goes
> uncorrected.  It sounds like a way to specify the directory to run
> some program in.
> How about --varrundir?

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