Bug 699285 - Providing native systemd file for upcoming F15 Feature Systemd
Providing native systemd file for upcoming F15 Feature Systemd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: arpwatch (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-04-24 17:43 EDT by Jóhann B. Guðmundsson
Modified: 2011-07-08 09:49 EDT (History)
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Native systemd service file for arpwatch service (281 bytes, text/plain)
2011-04-24 17:43 EDT, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson
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Description Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2011-04-24 17:43:39 EDT
Created attachment 494567 [details]
Native systemd service file for arpwatch service

Description of problem:

The attached file is a native systemd file for upcoming F15 Feature [1]

Please read [2] on how to packaging and installing systemd Service files.

To learn more about Systemd daemon see [3].

To view old SysV with the new Systemd site by site see for your component see [4]

If you have any question dont hesitate to ask them on this bug report.





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Comment 1 Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2011-04-24 17:44:54 EDT
To test this.

Copy the file into /lib/systemd/system/ directory 

Run systemctl daemon-reload

Then run

systemctl start/stop/restart/enable/disable arpwatch.service
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2011-04-26 13:35:39 EDT
Moving systemd service RFEs to rawhide.

At this point, it is not appropriate in the Fedora 15 cycle to add these. Furthermore, at this point, we are still finalizing the packaging guidelines to handle SysV -> systemd upgrades.

We therefore request:
- wait until there are packaging guidelines (this will be announced on the devel list). This ensures that upgrades will work smoothly and we/you won't have to do multiple sets of changes.
- work on these sorts of changes for Fedora 16 where necessary, not Fedora 15, as we're trying to fix things for release.
- do *not* change a service from SysV to systemd in an existing release (such as Fedora 15), as this is the sort of behavior change that goes against our update policy, documented as https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy
Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2011-07-07 08:18:44 EDT
The systemd service file is included in arpwatch-2.1a15-16.fc16.
Comment 4 Paul Howarth 2011-07-08 08:41:15 EDT
Jóhann, why did you set this unit up as type=oneshot rather than type=forking? Just wondering.
Comment 5 Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2011-07-08 09:20:18 EDT
Hum good question not sure what my mindset was ca 3 months ago but I'm guessing that it is because it did not mention any pid file and does not exit cleanly when running in fork mode which indicates bug btw. 

Anyway here's a forking version just you can just replace the file via simple update ;) 

Description=Arpwatch daemon which keeps track of ethernet/ip address pairings.
After=syslog.target network.target

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/arpwatch $OPTIONS


However it will result in when stopped

# systemctl status arpwatch.service 
arpwatch.service - Arpwatch daemon which keeps track of ethernet/ip address pairings.
	  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/arpwatch.service)
	  Active: failed since Fri, 08 Jul 2011 13:18:17 +0000; 1s ago
	 Process: 9202 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/arpwatch $OPTIONS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
	Main PID: 9203 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) <--- 
	  CGroup: name=systemd:/system/arpwatch.service
Comment 6 Miroslav Lichvar 2011-07-08 09:49:56 EDT

The error code and the service type should be fixed in arpwatch-2.1a15-17.fc16.

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