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Re: [opensuse-factory] The road to systemd for openSUSE 12.1
On 06/16/2011 02:04 PM, Will Stephenson wrote:
On Friday 10 Jun 2011 19:04:14 Frederic Crozat wrote:
For discussing / helping with systemd integration for Factory, please
use opensuse-factory mailing list or go to #opensuse-factory IRC channel
on Freenode.

We need your help to make sure openSUSE 12.1 will use systemd at 200% ;)

Ok, I took the time to read and re-read all of the systemd blogs, some man
pages, and our wiki articles, so here are my 2 cents on the matter:

To systemd maintainers, and maintainers of our init scripts:
1) Our sysvinit scripts are configured by sourcing variables from
/etc/sysconfig. This allows us to keep common init scripts over several
distribution versions and releases, and allows YaST to modify the way
are run by modifying /etc/sysconfig files only.

systemd service files support environment variable substitution for some
eg ExecStart, and the values are obtained from single config files specified
by absolute paths in EnvironmentFile keys. Is this sufficient to maintain
same configurability as we use now in init scripts?

To systemd maintainers:
2) While I agree with systemd's performance goals and recognise the
narrative for the socket activated design in the LP blog series, I hear that
it additionally replaces other parts of userland. Massive uncertainty rules
my head about what those are and the wider effects of those changes.

As an example, mentions that there are plans
to remove ConsoleKit and merge its functionality into a systemd helper
What changes of this type to the runtime platform are implied by systemd that
would affect eg a KDE session (other than , and who is planning to
do the work to adapt to those?

To systemd maintainers, and everyone else, since I suspect the systemd guys
are not omniscient:
3) What are the big gaps that it doesn't currently do, compared to sysvinit?
hear of things like encrypted LVM volumes not working being dismissed as

tested (/boot simple partition) and full rest encrypted volume group with
several logical volume. (/ /var swap /home)
Works, has to be finished to not fsck each volume at each restart.

I'll start you off with "password agents to do interactive things during
service startup, eg openvpn passwords" (bnc675406):

4) Are non-NetworkManager network configurations supported?
was working on a 11.4 + systemd + normal network + Gnome3


But yes several systemd native service are not ready/fully apache2 (who try the
different worker?)
postgresql (which is a complicated one to get it upstream) rpm based have on pg
version, debian like have several version supported.

Oh Will there's a trend actually to kill a vast majority of the /etc/sysconfig
contain :-)


Bruno Friedmann
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