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Re: [opensuse] Getting rid of systemd and putting sysv back
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On 2014-09-30 12:56, Andreas Mahel wrote:

The SysVInit scripts are being "intercepted" by /etc/rc.status.

Let us clarify that this file has existed for many years, maybe
decades. It was used with initd previously, and it is not part of the
systemd package, but of aaa_base. Ie, it is an openSUSE thing. The
changelog is full of suse.com/de addresses, not upstream.


This script has been extended to first check if systemd is
installed, and if the script qualifies for being handled by systemd
directly. If yes, the process is switching to systemctl: exec
/bin/systemctl ${SYSTEMCTL_OPTIONS} $1 "${_rc_base}"

So it is not that systemd is intercepting the init scripts, but that
the functionality of a file that is included by initd scripts since
ever, has been extended, and as you say, if it finds systemd installed
it then tells it to take over - as it must, obviously, at least as
long as the system uses system as PID 1.

So, no conspiration ;-)


While this is in fact not the prettiest solution, and makes it a
little harder to find out how this works. On the other hand, as I
see it, this mechanism exists only for backward compatibility
reasons, and actually provides an elegant way to allow the software
packager to provide both SysVInit scripts and systemd units, which
can be used with either init daemon without change (so actually,
there's no need to touch existing and working SysVInit scripts at
all). However, if systemd is being used as the init daemon, systemd
will be used to start the service.

Yep.


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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))
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