[systemd-devel] documentation and required version

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Aug 4 08:17:42 PDT 2014

Am 04.08.2014 um 17:09 schrieb Lennart Poettering:
> On Wed, 30.07.14 13:21, Reindl Harald (h.reindl at thelounge.net) wrote:
>> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd.exec.html
>> such error messages caused by list all sort of options
>> without any information when they where introduced are
>> really annoying - the docs should clearly say the minimum
>> required systemd version and the more options are added
>> the more important is that
>> Jul 30 13:17:09 rh systemd[1]: [/usr/lib/systemd/system/mysqld.service:10] Unknown lvalue 'RuntimeDirectory' in
>> section 'Service'
>> Jul 30 13:17:09 rh systemd[1]: [/usr/lib/systemd/system/mysqld.service:11] Unknown lvalue 'RuntimeDirectoryMode' in
>> section 'Service
> I am a bit conservative about doing this, since it would actually make
> the man pages much larger if we want this to be comprehensive. Also, I
> really don't want to litter the normal man pages with so much
> information about possibly pre-historical versions of systemd. It
> clutters the view, and makes people assume they would have to care for
> the old versions all times. I mean, currently many of the pages shipped
> with the "manpages" packages contain information about what feature is
> supported in 1.x kernels or in glibc < 2, and stuff. And I really never
> ever want to be in the business of listing such cruft.
> What I'd be open to is if we keep this relatively isolated, strictly
> automatically generated and with a cutoff point where all versions that
> were released let's say 2y ago are subsumed under a single version. It
> shouldn't be too hard to write a script that automatically generates
> something like a minimal version of systemd.directives(7), that is
> enriched with data from the git history or so, and simply says "Since
> 189" or so, for each of the configuration options.
> Happy to take a clean patch for something like that

for Fedora 2 years would be fine to at least find the information
if it is in "old-stable", "stable" or Rawhide supported, for
users of long supported distributions maybe not

keep in mind systemd is now part of RHEL and Debian in the future

i don't get why it is "cruft" to add at the end of the description while
someone anyways needs to write it per hand " (introduced with systemd-215)"

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