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Re: statedir locations

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: statedir locations
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:53:58 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:23:16AM +0100, Ludovic Court??s wrote:
     I was overconfident: the patch broke everything, because
     Automake-generated makefiles typically try to mkdir $localstatedir:
     So I just reverted it, and I think we???re stuck with the status quo until
     someone has a better idea.

So the status quo is, that these packages mkdir /nix/store.../var/com .
Presumably they do that for a reason, viz the program needs to write
to these directories.   But they will not be able to do that because /nix/store
is immutable.  These programs will then break. :(

     For the longer term, we could submit an Automake patch such that it
     doesn???t insist on creating $localstatedir et al.

That sounds like a good idea.  In the meantime, couldn't we patch the generated so that it will not die if the mkdir fails?


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