[systemd-devel] Unwants

Dimitri John Ledkov dimitri.j.ledkov at intel.com
Wed Jan 28 01:34:10 PST 2015

On 27 January 2015 at 21:35, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
<zbyszek at in.waw.pl> wrote:
> 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
> Zbyszek




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