[systemd-devel] [PATCH 1/2] systemctl: Don't skip native units when enabling/disabling SysV init.d scripts

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Wed May 27 06:26:03 PDT 2015

Lennart Poettering [2015-05-27 15:18 +0200]:
> If we do this, then I'd like to go all the way right-away: strip
> chkconfig support if we add support for the new hook.


> > +                if (!isempty(arg_root) && !streq(arg_root, "/")) {
> > +                        log_error("Can not %s SysV init script when a root directory other than / is specified", verb);
> > +                        continue;
> > +                }
> Hmm, this makes me feel a bit uneasy about the LSB support... If
> neither "is-enabled" nor "--root=" can covered by the LSB tool, I
> wonder if we should use it at all...

You give it the full path, so we could also just invoke it with
path_join(arg_root, p).

As for is-enabled, since that doesn't exist anywhere we could try and
call /usr/lib/lsb/initd_enabled.

> Also, as it appears the LSB tool only takes a single script per
> invocation, which is also incompatible with how we need it...

I didn't see that being used anywhere in the systemd source, did I
miss anything? If so, you can always call stuff in a loop instead, no?

> Maybe introducing a new tool for this that covers all options is the
> better idea.  Let's call it /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install or
> so, taking the --root= switch as before, plus "enable", "disable",
> "is-enabled" plus one or more LSB init script names is the better
> option... Distros implementing LSB can then direct this tool to the
> LSB tools if they wish, and Fedora can translate this to chkconfig,
> without losing any functionality...

I kinda like adhering to LSB, at least where it makes sense; obviously
we don't have a specification for is-enabled, so we have to make up
one (/usr/lib/lsb/initd_enabled), but for enable/disable it seems
quite fine?

But if you still say you want /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install
I'll implement it that way. I care more about getting some abstraction
than getting an LSB compatible one :-)



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