[systemd-devel] Unwants

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Tue Jan 27 13:35:36 PST 2015

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:30:48PM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 27.01.15 15:45, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek at in.waw.pl) wrote:
> > Yes, I think attempting any kind of dependency removal *from loaded
> > units* would be very complicated, and would require major surgery to
> > current unit engine. And things would become conceptually more complicated,
> > which we certainly don't need.
> > 
> > But masking of .wants/ links is something different I think. It is a
> > *localized* modification to a single configuration file. We currently
> > allow overridding of almost all configuration (units files, files in
> > .d directories, recently even generators), but .wants and .requires
> > are an exception. I think we should allow this. Apart from current
> > use case, it would things more consistent for the user.
> Hmm, I am open to allowing to override the symlinks with symlinks, if
> you follow what I mean. But i'd be careful with allowing to override
> stuff listed in Wants= in a unit file in /usr, with a symlink in a
> .wants/ dir in /etc, if you follow what I mean.
Yes, exactly.
> But yeah, allowing symlinks to override symlinks makes sense, a patch
> for that would be good.
> Lennart


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