[Whonix-devel] [Install] for static systemd unit file?

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Mar 3 22:14:30 CET 2017

Am 01.03.2017 um 21:51 schrieb Patrick Schleizer:
> Michael Biebl:
>> Am 01.03.2017 um 21:35 schrieb Patrick Schleizer:
>>> Hi!
>>> TLDR:
>>> How should the [Install] section for static systemd unit file look like?
>> The obvious question is: why does this service need to be statically
>> enabled?
> Given the example... With this socket / service file combination, I
> wouldn't know how to enable the service non-statically. In the current
> implementation it looks to me right, and works.

Just wanted to add that this was partially a misunderstanding on my
part. When Patrick was talking about a static service, I was thinking
about one which is enabled by shipping symlinks in the package in /lib/.

I guess what Patrick wants is a service which simply has no [Install]
section at all, because it's not activated by being pulled in via a
target but via some other triggers.
This is perfectly fine, fwiw. Lintian is just overly ambitious here.

Instead of inventing a WantedBy=none.target, it's better to just ignore
or override that lintian warning.

That all said, socket activation is not only about lazy loading, as you
mentioned in a later email. It's more about avoid explicit dependencies.
It's perfectly fine to have a socket-activated service which is also
pulled in by a target like multi-user.target.

Hope that clarifies. Sorry for the confusion this might have caused.


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