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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 21:01:19 -0600
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On 09/11/2013 04:12 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
> 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.
> Other ideas?

While writing patches to use the new variable (whatever it gets named),
I noticed that the original proposal:


also mentions that distros want to use /lock instead of /var/lock for
storing lock files, which have yet another class of semantics.  Should
we also be adding support for a variable defaulting to
$(localstatedir)/lock but allowing the use of /lock?

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

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