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Re: [PATCH] AC_INIT: add --runstatedir option to configure

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] AC_INIT: add --runstatedir option to configure
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:48:49 -0600
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On 09/12/2013 03:54 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> documents that many distros
> are now preferring to use /run rather than /var/run for
> storage of pid files and other per-process temporary files
> that must not be cleaned out during arbitrary TMPDIR sweeps.
> As such, the GNU Coding Standards were recently changed to
> recommend a new configure option to make it easy to choose
> this directory at configure time.  This patch adds support
> for the option to all configure scripts built by autoconf.
> * general.m4 (_AC_INIT_PARSE_ARGS): Add new directory option.
> (_AC_INIT_HELP): Document it.
> * doc/autoconf.texi (Installation Directory Variables): Document
> new option.
> (Site Defaults): Mention typical use within a distro.
> * NEWS: Mention the addition.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
> ---
> I don't plan to push this until the make-stds.texi changes actually
> go live (particarly in case we change our minds on what to name it,
> but also to give a chance for anyone to review the wording used in
> my documentation below).  But this is all the more autoconf has to
> do in order to support the new option.

Now applied; any further changes can be followup patches.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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