service iptables save, systemctl, and unhelpful error messages

Bill Nottingham notting at
Thu Feb 16 17:09:54 UTC 2012

Bill Nottingham (notting at said: 
> Matej Cepl (mcepl at said: 
> > On 16.2.2012 10:35, Reindl Harald wrote:
> > >if "iptables.service" exists anything under /etc/init.d/ is ignored
> > >service is redirecting to systemctl
> > 
> > Yes, that's a bug in systemctl which I thought we are discussing here.
> It redirects for the common verbs. If the init.d file is there, it will
> still be used for any verb that's not
> start/stop/reload/force-reload/restart/try-restart/condrestart.

Note, in this case, I'm referring to "/etc/init.d/foo make-me-a-sandwich,"
or "service foo make-me-a-sandwich". systemctl doesn't bother with this.


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