[patch] standard_session_servicedirs (was Re: OLPC and .service files in a users home directory)

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Wed Nov 1 15:36:48 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 17:28 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not sure how D-Bus does precedence.  It is not entirely clear in the
> > code. We want a users HOME to have the most precedence so they can
> > override with their own service files.  It is easy enough to reorder the
> > code to generate the string in shell ordering.  The question is do we
> > reverse the list during parsing.  Havoc do you have any insight?
> > 
> According to the dbus-daemon man page, if a .service file exists in two 
> <servicedir> then the last <servicedir> to appear in the config file 
> wins. So in the config file the servicedir are in order from lowest to 
> highest precedence, that would be system dirs -> user dirs as you went 
> down in the file.
> Whether the code corresponds to the docs, I don't know ;-)

Ok, committed the patch with ordering changes and added the break.
servicedir is now pretty much set in stone for this release so we should
document that.  I'm going to look at fixing up the directory expansion
macros as per Daniel Stone's previous comments.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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