[arch-general] How to disable systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Thu May 8 15:40:59 EDT 2014

On 08/05/14 03:46 AM, Christos Nouskas wrote:
> On 8 May 2014 09:43, Olivier Langlois <olivier at olivierlanglois.net> wrote:
>> Since a recent update (I have first noticed a couple of weeks ago this
>> new systemd enhancement), systemd started to automatically clean /tmp
>> directory daily. This is not something that I like as I prefer to decide
>> when to clean up and to manually perform the clean up.
> I'm sorry I don't have a solution to your problem (which is also mine
> as I tend to keep a lot of files in /tmp...) but the invasiveness of
> systemd is just outrageous and, allow me to say, not KISS at all, i.e.
> do one thing and do it well [0]. First it was udev, next dbus, then
> journal logs, then timers, now automatic /tmp cleaning. What's next,
> mandatory reboot on each update?

The Arch developers decided to use it for timer units and logs, not
anyone else. It's still the same udev it always was, and dbus is moving
into the kernel, not systemd (systemd interacts with it as a client and
provides a compatibility layer for yet to be updated processes).

I guess you'll be upset that Tom (one of the Arch developers) wrote
systemd-networkd. You'll probably also be upset that there's going to be
a simple systemd-console from the kmscon developer (who is an Arch user)
and a systemd-timesyncd for basic NTP clients not needing a full blown
server with complicated RTC handling.

Everyone else will continue on with their lives, because they realize
that there's nothing wrong with maintaining more than one binary/library
under one version control repository.

> This is not a rant against Arch or its devs and community, but against
> systemd; the sad facts speak for themselves.

This is a rant against the Arch devs and the Arch community. Several of
the developers and several people involved with the community are
systemd developers, and there is certainly consensus among the Arch
developers and trusted users to use systemd.

> [0] http://boycottsystemd.org/

There are no facts there. I already responded to this FUD on reddit:

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 836 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/attachments/20140508/7b616708/attachment.asc>

More information about the arch-general mailing list