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Re: Overrding the localstatedir

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Overrding the localstatedir
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:15:01 +0100
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John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:

> So so sum up, my suggestions are:
> 1.  Either a) remove "--localstatedir=/var" from the configure-flags of the 
> definition of guix in package-management.scm; 

No, because the setup here is as we (will) use it in the stand-alone GNU
system, such as in the VM.

>     Or b) Set the default localstatedir in to /var

No, because it’s really a user setting, like the other ‘configure’

> 2.  Add a run time flag to guix to override whatever localstatedir was given 
> at configure time.

Actually, clients honor the (undocumented) ‘GUIX_DAEMON_SOCKET’
environment variables, so that’s one thing you could use.

The daemon still need to have the right $localstatedir, though.


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