Moving the agent's socket to /var/run ?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Wed Feb 24 03:13:53 CET 2016

On Tue 2016-02-23 12:09:13 -0800, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:50:10 +0100,
> Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> /var/run typically is a symlink to /run. Are per-user
>> subdirectories of /run common practise on other ditributions nowadays?
>> (I only know that Debian does not have them.) Having a default that
>> would not work for most of the users is probably not desirable.
> I think Debian has them.  At least my install has them and I didn't do
> anything special.

Debian definitely has them.  they're a good idea, and i'd be happy to
use them.

The right place to try if XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not available is

Is this going to be the new "standard socket" location?  If so, how
should we help people transition who have already been running with the
old "standard socket" location?


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