change PIDFile default from /var/run/ to /run/ (#12500)

* docs: update heading

This section covers more paths than the 3 listed in the heading.

* setting: change PIDFile default from /var/run/ to /run/

On most modern distributions, /var/run is deprecated and only kept for
backwards compat according to, and is a
symlink to `/run/` on modern distributions.

Old Distros that still don't have `/run` can update the gitea default as
described in to point to the old location.

Co-authored-by: Lauris BH <>
Co-authored-by: Lunny Xiao <>
Florian Klink 3 years ago committed by GitHub
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@ -137,7 +137,7 @@ launched manually from command line, it can be killed by pressing `Ctrl + C`.
./gitea web
## Changing the default CustomPath, CustomConf and AppWorkPath
## Changing default paths
Gitea will search for a number of things from the `CustomPath`. By default this is
the `custom/` directory in the current working directory when running Gitea. It will also

@ -375,7 +375,7 @@ var (
Cfg *ini.File
CustomPath string // Custom directory path
CustomConf string
PIDFile = "/var/run/"
PIDFile = "/run/"
WritePIDFile bool
ProdMode bool
RunUser string