Subject: Re: default values for log and PID file path names?
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/2006 23:19:08
On 8/1/06, Georg Schwarz <> wrote:
> Am 01.08.2006 um 21:22 schrieb Roland Illig:
> >> --with-logfile=${VARBASE}/log/blabla.log --with-pidfile=$
> >> {VARBASE}/ run/
> >
> > grep(1) just told me that there is much prior art of that style. So
> > you should do it that way.
> >
> Can I assume that ${VARBASE}/log and ${VARBASE}/run will always exist?
> Does the options framework provide a means to specify alternative
> strings for that given package if desired?

If your package places any file outside PREFIX, it shall use OWN_DIRS
or MAKE_DIRS to register the directory in which it will be placed.
This way you ensure that the directory exists.  You'll probably want
something like OWN_DIRS=${VARBASE}/run.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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