[systemd-devel] [RFC] Preset Files

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Jul 6 07:04:51 PDT 2011

On Wed, 06.07.11 08:58, Andreas Jaeger (aj at suse.com) wrote:

> On Tuesday, July 05, 2011 21:21:03 Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > Heya,
> > 
> > many of you probably saw Frederic's rpm macros suggested here. This got
> > Kay and me thinking about implementing something like "presets" in
> > systemd, and before we go and implement that we'd like to hear your
> > opinions on it. This would go hand in hand with Frederic's macros, and
> > both would be included in the upstream systemd package.
> > 
> > So what's a "preset" supposed to be?
> > 
> > Distributions have different policies on enabling services by
> > default. On Fedora services should default to off, with a small number of
> > exceptions. On Debian OTOH all services are enabled by default. Fedora
> openSUSE has a similar policy as Fedora: Only a few are enabled, the default 
> is off.
> I understood the proposal that you can implement this or other
> policies.

Yes, you'd just drop a stub file in which contains nothing but "disable *".

> This also allows to ship different policies in - perhaps - conflicting 
> packages, e.g. a (specific) server or a desktop preset.



Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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