Fedora 18 Update: systemd-197-1.fc18.1

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-01-12 14:04:36

Name        : systemd
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 197
Release     : 1.fc18.1
URL         : http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd
Summary     : A System and Service Manager
Description :
systemd is a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with
SysV and LSB init scripts. systemd provides aggressive parallelization
capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services,
offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using
Linux cgroups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system
state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an
elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can
work as a drop-in replacement for sysvinit.

Update Information:

This is a rebase of systemd to the current upstream release. There are many bugfixes and several enhancements.

For a summary of changes, see "CHANGES WITH 196" and "CHANGES WITH 197" at:

A few exceptions to the upstream summary apply to the package in Fedora 18. Several upstream changes could introduce incompatible behavior within a Fedora release, so they are not included in this update:
* `rescue.service` can still start `sushell` if configured so by `/etc/sysconfig/init`. Upstream supports only `sulogin`.
* The udev support for predictable network interface names is present, but it is not enabled by default. The udev rule file `80-net-name-slot.rules` is simply not included in the package. If you want to try the feature, obtain the file from the upstream repository and place it in `/etc/udev/rules.d/` yourself.
* The Fedora-specific `http-daemon.target`, the LSB facilities "MTA", "smtpdaemon", "httpd" and the `single.service` alias were removed upstream, but are still present in this update.
* Building of the merged `nss-myhostname` is disabled. Fedora 18 keeps using the separate `nss-myhostname` source package.

* Sat Jan 12 2013 Michal Schmidt <mschmidt at redhat.com> - 197-1.fc18.1
- Pick post-v197 fixes.
* Fri Jan 11 2013 Michal Schmidt <mschmidt at redhat.com> - 197-1
- Rebase to new upstream release.

  [ 1 ] Bug #866660 - RFE: Add "lock" action (and associated hooks) as an inhibitor action
  [ 2 ] Bug #893941 - systemd needs polkit, but doesn't require it
  [ 3 ] Bug #879691 - missing handling of "windows" key on Samsung 700T touch screen tablet
  [ 4 ] Bug #886208 - systemd should mount efivarfs by default on UEFI machines
  [ 5 ] Bug #871172 - [abrt] systemd-195-2.fc18: log_assert: Process /usr/bin/hostnamectl was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)
  [ 6 ] Bug #884438 - MSG: Non-actionable error message: The unit files have no [Install] section. They are not meant to be enabled using systemctl.
  [ 7 ] Bug #880552 - systemd.exec(5) man page mentions mount(1) which does not exist
  [ 8 ] Bug #871153 - systemd prints unprintable characters to serial console

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update systemd' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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