[arch-general] Configuring enabled services

Paul Gideon Dann pdgiddie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 07:10:10 EDT 2014

On Wednesday 19 Mar 2014 12:52:55 Gesh wrote:
> Dear all,
> I've been rereading the old arguments on the rc.conf split.
> Disregarding everything discussed there, one interesting
> point came up during that discussion.[1]
> Is it possible to have some configuration file, e.g.
> /etc/systems/services.conf that would list all the units
> one wants to be enabled at boot? This would both simplify
> backups and reduce the magic of and dependence on systemctl.
> Is there any reason this can't or shouldn't be done?
> With best regards,
> Gesh
> [1] - http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.arch.general/43459

There's not really much magic going on. Are you aware of:


This contains symlinks that do already pretty much what you describe, and this 
is systemd's native configuration.


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