Subject: Re: /var/run on different platforms
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2003 13:34:13
Klaus Heinz <> wrote:

> is /var/run/ available for creation of .pid files on all supported
> platforms?
> I know OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris have it,  MacOS X/Darwin probably as
> well, but what about the various Linux flavours and IRIX? HP-UX and
> Tru64?

Irix does not seem to create /var/run out of the box.  The /etc/init.d/
scripts put pid-files into varying locations.  For our purposes, though,
we might consider suggesting to the user to create /var/run.


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