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Re: Systemd support in Debian packages: how to help

On 16/07/13 at 15:33 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Hi Lucas,
> thanks for your input!
> Am 16.07.2013 14:50, schrieb Lucas Nussbaum:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On 15/07/13 at 21:39 +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I am sorry for starting yet another thread on systemd, but we feel this
> >> particular post is important and should spread as widely as possible
> >> (i.e. beyond just readers of planet debian):
> >>
> >> http://people.debian.org/~stapelberg/2013/07/14/systemd-how-to-help.html
> >>
> >> tl;dr: whatever you end up doing, please coordinate with us first!
> > 
> > I decided to give it a try, and to create a service file for a small
> > package I maintain (marionnet). Here is some feedback:
> > 
> > 1) booting with systemd.
> > It failed at first, because I was mounting the cgroup virtual fs under
> > /cgroup for some reason. The error message was not so obvious. I'm not
> > sure if it's a common problem. If it is, it might be worth checking for
> > that before it's too late.
> Did you have that mount point in /etc/fstab or was it another package
> which setup the cgroupfs mount point at /cgroup?
> That directory is long deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore.
> If there is still software using that, it would be good to file bugs.

I had it in /etc/fstab.

> > Is there a way to list services installed on my system that are managed
> > via service files, vs those that are managed using legacy init scripts?
> > I'm thinking of something like rc-alert or wnpp-alert.
> There isn't atm. We do have a dashboard [1] which we use to coordinate
> our work and monitor progress.
> Such an *-alert tool should be rather simple though. Do you have any
> suggestion for the name and which package it should be added to?

I don't have any brilliant idea here. Maybe a standalone package,
such as systemd-migration-checker, would be better?


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