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Bug 612175 - mark /etc/init/ files as config files
mark /etc/init/ files as config files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: upstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Petr Lautrbach
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-07 09:42 EDT by Zing
Modified: 2012-05-18 05:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-02-25 20:04:00 EST
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Description Zing 2010-07-07 09:42:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Could you mark the /etc/init/ files as %config files.  I have control-alt-delete commented out and the latest initscripts update blew it away.

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I see in the changelog, this might have been on purpose:
* Wed Dec 09 2009 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> - 9.03-1
- migrate to upstart 0.6.x (<notting@redhat.com>, <plautrba@redhat.com>)
-- jobs move to /etc/init
-- collapse rcX and ttyX jobs into single job definitions
-- jobs are no longer %config

however, I don't see how I'm supposed to keep my changes across updates now.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-07-08 13:14:22 EDT
They aren't really config files, though. They're descriptions of how the system is supposed to boot/operate, and if they are not kept consistent with the packaging system across updates, the system may cease to function.

I think this is better defined as 'have a good way to disable certain jobs'.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2011-02-25 20:04:00 EST
Given the move to systemd, this is unlikely to change.
Comment 3 Petr Lautrbach 2011-03-21 08:29:00 EDT
rawhide and f15 upstart-1.1-1.{fc15,fc16} versions now support override files from upstart-0.9 branch [1].

e.g. Create /etc/init/control-alt-delete.override file with only one stanza "manual" to disable automatic start of job control-alt-delete

[1] http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~upstart-devel/upstart/0.9/revision/1262

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