Add build option to switch from
/run, if wanted, but still defaulting to
/var/run, for the time being at least.
Present a migration path to distributions seeking to comply with FHS 3.0 (and further). More specifically regarding to the
/run directory, where its dedicated chapter, in the standard, states:
The purposes of this directory were once served by
/var/run. In general, programs may continue to use
/var/runto fulfill the requirements set out for
/runfor the purposes of backwards compatibility. Programs which have migrated to use
/runshould cease their usage of
/var/run, except as noted in the section on
And the chapter dedicated to
This directory was once intended for system information data describing the system since it was booted. These functions have been moved to
/run; this directory exists to ensure compatibility with systems and software using an older version of this specification.
Besides, the Autotools'
configure.ac provides the
AC_ARG_WITH([runstatedir], AS_HELP_STRING([--with-runstatedir=DIR], [Directory for /var/run. Defaults to $localstatedir/run. In autoconf >= 2.70, you should instead use --runstatedir option. This option takes precedence over --runstatedir.]), [runstatedir="$withval"]) AS_IF([test -z "$runstatedir"], runstatedir="$localstatedir/run") AC_SUBST(runstatedir)
As an alternative, making the option a string to be passed to
meson rather than a boolean would also suffice, if it's more desirable.
openSUSE, as other major Linux distributions, uses a
/var/run -> /run symlink and lately we introduced a patch to force Meson to use
/run - because of the lack of a build option/switch - and we haven't run into trouble, as far as I can tell.
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