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02/05: doc: Document the location of the build directory.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: 02/05: doc: Document the location of the build directory.
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 22:17:52 +0000

civodul pushed a commit to branch master
in repository guix.

commit cbc538fe69577068d5676428c77287d82123a704
Author: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
Date:   Sat Feb 7 18:32:04 2015 +0100

    doc: Document the location of the build directory.
    Fixes <>.
    Reported by Andrei Osipov <address@hidden>.
    * doc/guix.texi (Invoking guix-daemon): Document the build directory
 doc/guix.texi |   13 +++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index 3930b96..510acdd 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -557,6 +557,19 @@ system directories.  By default, the latter contains 
@file{/dev} and
 a separate mount name space, its own PID name space, network name space,
 etc.  This helps achieve reproducible builds (@pxref{Features}).
+When the daemon performs a build on behalf of the user, it creates a
+build directory under @file{/tmp} or under the directory specified by
+its @code{TMPDIR} environment variable; this directory is shared with
+the container for the duration of the build.  Be aware that using a
+directory other than @file{/tmp} can affect build results---for example,
+with a longer directory name, a build process that uses Unix-domain
+sockets might hit the name length limitation for @code{sun_path}, which
+it would otherwise not hit.
+The build directory is automatically deleted upon completion, unless the
+build failed and the client specified @option{--keep-failed}
+(@pxref{Invoking guix build, @option{--keep-failed}}).
 The following command-line options are supported:
 @table @code

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