[systemd-devel] [PATCH] sysv-generator: Replace Provides: symlinks with real units

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jan 27 16:47:51 PST 2015

On Wed, 21.01.15 19:56, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson (johannbg at gmail.com) wrote:

> On 01/21/2015 03:43 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:08:44AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >>>So I expect if it gets dropped upstream, a lot of distros (and all the
> >>>major ones) will have to bring that back; it's IMHO better to just
> >>>maintain it upstream by the distro maintainers.
> >Exactly. Dropping it would be just busy work for everyone. General
> >purpose distributions need to carry it for the forseeable future.
> That argument does not hold water since there are systemd and core/baseOS
> consumers that want the other side of that coin and have to patch out all
> the legacy stuff.
> Arguably upstream should be leading everybody into the future not dwelling
> on the past and having to maintain it in the process.

If you compile systemd and pass empty strings for the sysv rc and
scripts paths, then this turns off all sysv support in systemd, and
all that old cruft goes away. Today.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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