[Fedora-packaging] How to package systemd user instance services?

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at greysector.net
Thu Oct 22 08:27:16 UTC 2015


Hi Tadej,

On Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 10:03, Tadej Jane┼ż wrote:
> Hi!
[...]
> My naive attempt at using them was to follow [4] and just replace all %
> systemd_* calls with appropriate %systemd_user_* calls (and %_unitdir
> with %_userunitdir). The SPEC file can be viewed here:
> https://github.com/tjanez/bup-package/blob/5f4abed/bup.spec
> 
> However, this doesn't work as expected. This is the output of rpmlint:
> 
> Rpmlint
> -------
> Checking: bup-0.27-0.3.fc24.x86_64.rpm
>           bup-web-0.27-0.3.fc24.x86_64.rpm
>           bup-0.27-0.3.fc24.src.rpm
> bup.x86_64: W: spelling-error Summary(en_US) packfile -> pack file,
> pack-file, packsaddle
> [... trimmed spelling warnings ...]
> bup-web.x86_64: W: empty-%postun
> bup.src: W: spelling-error Summary(en_US) packfile -> pack file,
> pack-file, packsaddle
> [... trimmed spelling warnings ...]
> bup.src: E: specfile-error systemd_post: invalid option -- '-'
> bup.src: E: specfile-error error: Unknown option - in systemd_post()
> 3 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 2 errors, 15 warnings.

I wouldn't worry about rpmlint errors in this case. As you said
yourself, there are not specific guidelines for packaging user instance
services, so you've just entered unknown territory, so rpmlint errors
related to that might be expected.

Does the user instance service work as expected? If yes, then we would
very much appreciate it if you documented your efforts in form of an
update to the systemd packaging guidelines and submitted it in fpc trac
(https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/). Filing a bug against rpmlint to support
this way of service packaging is of course also a good idea.

[...]
> [4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Systemd


Regards,
Dominik
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