[systemd-devel] [PATCH] install: Do not enable systemd-networkd by default

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Fri Feb 21 08:16:39 PST 2014

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> You probably sent this before reading my previous answer, so sorry for
> repeating myself: there will soon be cases where (special purpose)
> config files are shipped by packages rather than written by
> administrators, which is what we want to 'just work'.

Then those other packages and utilities should be responsible for
starting systemd-networkd, either with a Requires/After, or via
another API for starting it. But keeping it running when there's no
use makes little sense. The whole idea of the dependency system is for
situations like this one.

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