[debhelper-devel] Bug#822670: dh-systemd should be merged into debhelper

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Jul 8 14:33:43 UTC 2016


Am 26.04.2016 um 11:24 schrieb Raphaël Hertzog:
> Hello dh-systemd maintainers and debhelper maintainers,
> with the adoption of systemd as default init system for quite a while now,
> it does not make sense that we have to Build-Depend on dh-systemd and use
> dh --with systemd to be able to properly manage systemd units.
> Please work together to find a way to merge dh-systemd into the standard
> features of debhelper (likely in dh_installinit) and IMHO try to use this
> opportunity to avoid usage of deb-systemd-helper which is doing work that
> systemctl should be doing directly... the new merged autoscript can
> directly handle update-rc.d and systemctl calls as appropriate.

Niels approached me during debconf regarding this topic and we agreed
that it makes sense to merge dh_systemd_* into debhelper.
dh-systemd would become an empty transitional package which pulls in a
new enough version of debhelper.
We plan to keep the separate dh_systemd_{enable,start} helpers for now
and also the --with systemd addon.
Niels proposed that we enable this addon by default in debhelper compat 11.
Beyond that, we might get rid of some of the duplication in
dh_installinit and dh_systemd, like both installing unit files [1]

I'm not sure though if merging dh_systemd_* into dh_installinit is
feasible. We'd have to keep support for overrides_dh_systemd_* for example.


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=830208

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