[Whonix-devel] Bug#793416: help making systemd drop-in overwrite files take effect

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Thu Jul 23 22:52:52 CEST 2015

Felipe Sateler:
> On 23 July 2015 at 17:28, Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
>> Package: dh-systemd
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Could you please add a feature, so debhelper (dh-systemd) could help
>> making systemd drop-in overwrite files
>> (/lib/systemd/system/unit.service.d/override.conf) take effect?
>> (systemctl daemon-reload + service restart)
>> (guarded by [ -d /run/systemd/system ])
>> (Override files shipped by different packages.)
> I'm not sure a package should restart anothe service. Is there
> precedent for this? I seem to recall libc or libssl asking me which
> services I should restart, but I don't remember ever seeing any
> packages restart other services.

I am not aware of any examples within Debian. My use case are user
specific packages, where you deploy a configuration package. We make use
of this in Debian derivatives, Whonix [a derivative of Debian] and Qubes
[Debian templates].


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