systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon Oct 8 15:49:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 02:50:23PM +0000, Petr Pisar wrote:
> Am I the only one who raised his eyebrow when today's systemd update to
> systemd-194-1.fc18 pulled in libmicrohttpd and qrencode-libs?

In terms of _size_, there's not much concern, as these are both very small

In terms of *policy*, it does seem like this may be headed towards the path
of an eventual realization that putting all this functionality into one
monolithic package has some drawbacks.

I believe that both of these are for the journal (ie, logging). If the
systemd-journal-gatewayd service is running, one can connect via http on
localhost and get a file in /var/log/messages-like format or JSON.

This is kind of nifty, but raises a few questions. Traditionally, "messages"
data is world-readable, but for a few years we've been shipping it readable
only by root. What policy do we want for this, and what's the mechanism for
enforcing it?

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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