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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: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:44:17 -0600
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On 09/12/2013 12:43 AM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> 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?

I like it.  --runstatedir seems reasonable to me; especially along the
lines of naming the option by WHY it exists rather than WHAT directory
name is typically used for that option.

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

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