merging <servicehelper> from a included config file

Krzysztof Konopko krzysztof.konopko at
Fri Oct 26 11:35:26 PDT 2012

<servicehelper> is not supported in the included config file, i. e. it's
not merged in merge_included(). I'm wondering if there's any particular
reason for that.

IMHO there's clearly no reason it shouldn't be supported as <user>,
<type> and others are merged. It's quite reasonable for a client wanting
to override the default servicehelper, e. g. in system-local.conf.

I proposed a patch which is included in a bug I filed:

I've been using this patch in a commercial product (YouView set top box)
for quite a while now and it works fine and seems reasonable to me. We
leave the default configuration file intact and do our crazy stuff in
the session-local.conf (don't ask why it's session rather than system -
it's a long non-technical story).

Could you guys have a look?


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