F15 Feature - convert as many service init files as possible to the native SystemD services

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Nov 24 20:22:56 UTC 2010

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Lennart Poettering wrote:

> BTW, regarding at and cron: what I was thinking of but never check
> ehwther it is feasible is to make cron/at autostart a soon as some job
> is scheduled. I.e. use .path trigger to check whether /etc/crontab and
> user jobs exist, and start cron only then. Similarly for at. That way we
> could support cron and at just fine, and wouldn't even have to run it by
> default. I haven't looked into this in detail however, to see if the
> file triggers systemd offers in .path units are already sufficient to
> make this work.

What if no jobs are there and a non-root user adds a crontab later on? Who
will start cron (as root) ?

> Btw, it's written "systemd", not "SystemD". I even added a section about
> the spelling now to the systemd homepage ;-)

At Openswan, we never wrote OpenSWAN and we're still telling people every week
to not use that. It's a lost battle :P


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