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

From: Doug Goldstein
Subject: Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:12:59 -0500

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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

--runstatedir looks good to me. Since Stefano was hoping someone would
write the automake patch I'll take a swag at it using "runstatedir".

Doug Goldstein

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