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Re: statedir locations

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: statedir locations
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:44:12 -0500
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:
>> It has come to my attention that guix packages (at least those with gnu 
>> build system)
>> default their statedirs to directories under /nix/store/.  Recall that the 
>> statedirs (ie: 
>> sharedstatedir localstatedir and runstatedir) are for installing data files 
>> *which the programs
>> modify while they run* [1].   Obviously a program cannot modify anything 
>> under /nix/store
>> I think we need to update the default configure flags.
> Yes.  We actually have a number of local modifications:
>   $ grep -e --localstatedir gnu/packages/*.scm | wc -l
>   5
> I think we should change gnu-build-system.scm to pass
> --localstatedir=/var, unless ‘configure-flags’ specify another setting.
> I’ll do that in ‘core-updates’.

What about 'sharestatedir' and 'runstatedir'?


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