systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue Jun 1 00:00:22 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26.05.10 19:39, Alexander Boström (abo at wrote:

> ons 2010-05-26 klockan 10:01 +0100 skrev James Findley:
> > It's really not at all uncommon for me to need to modify an init script. 
> >   There would be much rage if in order to do this I had to download the 
> > SRPM, extract the init code, figure out what I needed to change, modify 
> > it, recompile then install.
> Various ways to deal with that:
> 1. Change the Exec=/usr/libexec/food to
> ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/foodwrapper

Yes, that works well.

> 2. Add some hook support in the systemd config files.

We actually have that in place already. You can hook in as many shell
scripts as you want, like this:


> 3. Add support for switching specific services back to using the
> initscript even when booting with systemd.

You can easily do that, simply by renaming the .service file.


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