cannot get a pid file in the /var/run directory, how do you do it?

From: Flip (!no_spam!
Date: 10/06/03

Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 02:08:06 GMT

I'm trying to copy some of the existing /etc/init.d scripts and they have a
# pidfile: /var/run/ and that's it. I put that in my script and
I'm not getting any pid file. Any advice? Thanks.