[PATCH] doc: Mention value /var to localstatedir option.

DoneSubmitted by zimoun.
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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • zimoun
zimoun wrote on 6 Nov 2019 19:35
(address . guix-patches@gnu.org)(name . zimoun)(address . zimon.toutoune@gmail.com)
* README (Installing Guix from Guix): Mention value /var to localstatedir option.* doc/contributing.texi (Building from Git): Likewise.* doc/guix.texi (Requirements): Likewise.--- README | 3 ++- doc/contributing.texi | 3 ++- doc/guix.texi | 5 +++-- 3 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
Toggle diff (46 lines)diff --git a/README b/READMEindex 02d6f7190a..7121358157 100644--- a/README+++ b/README@@ -63,7 +63,8 @@ To do so: - Re-run the 'configure' script passing it the option '--localstatedir=/somewhere', where '/somewhere' is the 'localstatedir' value of the currently installed Guix (failing to do that would lead the- new Guix to consider the store to be empty!).+ new Guix to consider the store to be empty!). We recommend to use the+ value '/var'. - Run "make", "make check", and "make install". diff --git a/doc/contributing.texi b/doc/contributing.texiindex 655c8283e5..ee72b2f94d 100644--- a/doc/contributing.texi+++ b/doc/contributing.texi@@ -94,7 +94,8 @@ more information. Then, run @command{./configure} as usual. Make sure to pass @code{--localstatedir=@var{directory}} where @var{directory} is the @code{localstatedir} value used by your current installation (@pxref{The-Store}, for information about this).+Store}, for information about this). We recommend to use the value+@code{/var}. Finally, you have to invoke @code{make check} to run tests (@pxref{Running the Test Suite}). If anythingdiff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texiindex 3a9d206b9f..50a2c1506f 100644--- a/doc/guix.texi+++ b/doc/guix.texi@@ -792,8 +792,9 @@ When configuring Guix on a system that already has a Guix installation, be sure to specify the same state directory as the existing installation using the @code{--localstatedir} option of the @command{configure} script (@pxref{Directory Variables, @code{localstatedir},, standards,-GNU Coding Standards}). The @command{configure} script protects against-unintended misconfiguration of @var{localstatedir} so you do not+GNU Coding Standards}). Usually, this @var{localstatedir} option is+set to the value @file{/var}. The @command{configure} script protects+against unintended misconfiguration of @var{localstatedir} so you do not inadvertently corrupt your store (@pxref{The Store}). @node Running the Test Suite-- 2.23.0
Ludovic Courtès wrote on 9 Nov 2019 22:37
(name . zimoun)(address . zimon.toutoune@gmail.com)(address . 38091-done@debbugs.gnu.org)
zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> skribis:
Toggle quote (4 lines)> * README (Installing Guix from Guix): Mention value /var to localstatedir option.> * doc/contributing.texi (Building from Git): Likewise.> * doc/guix.texi (Requirements): Likewise.
Applied, thanks!
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