Systemd unit file: Can/Should ExecStart and ExecStop run a script?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Wed Oct 19 18:43:40 UTC 2011

It looks like I'll be taking over mythtv packaging for RPM Fusion and
I noticed it still only uses a sysv init script.

In the sysv script it sets some ACL permissions on video and audio
devices necessary for the backend service, and then on shutdown
changes it back.

I don't see any way to accomplish this in a systemd unit file other
than running a script.

What's the right way to do this? I have a template unit file (not
meant to "work" yet):

Description=MythTV backend service

ExecStart=/bin/sh /usr/libexec/mythtv/
ExecStop=/bin/sh /usr/libexec/mythtv/



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