cubicweb #1177687 ERROR: run time directory /var/run/cubicweb/ doesn't exist [validation pending]

On an ubuntu installation when I do a create I get

cubicweb-ctl create apycot apycot
ERROR:  run time directory /var/run/cubicweb/ doesn't exist
prioritynormal
typebug
done in3.9.1
load left0.000
closed by#ffa38c4ec592 [config] run time directory created when necessary on startup, don't check it exists while creating the instance (closes #1177687)