[aur-general] [arch-dev-public] [REMINDER] systemd conversion

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Oct 4 15:19:00 EDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM, David J. Haines <djhaines at gmx.com> wrote:
> Is there now any equivalent to .pacnew files for what would have been
> configuration files in /etc/conf.d? That is to say, if before a user
> edited /etc/conf.d/<some file> and that file received a newer version in
> its package, a .pacnew file would be left behind, indicating that the
> user should set about merging his/her custom configuration into the
> newer "stock" configuration. Very useful, that. Now, however, it would
> seem that the user will never see such a message (even though
> potentially critical changes have been made to the unit file) because
> the custom unit file in /etc/systemd/... won't be tracked by pacman.
> Is there a good solution for detecting such changes, so that users can
> once again merge their necessary changes into the systemd equivalents of
> /etc/conf.d files?

Using Includes rather than copying the full service file reduces this
problem somewhat. Moreover, there is the systemd-delta tool which is
quite useful (it shows you the "diff" between the shipped service file
and the actual one that you are using).


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