Bug 850814 - add arp-ethers.service to preset policy
Summary: add arp-ethers.service to preset policy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: net-tools
Version: 18
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jiri Popelka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-22 13:21 UTC by Jiri Popelka
Modified: 2012-09-13 19:29 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-09-13 19:29:06 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jiri Popelka 2012-08-22 13:21:07 UTC
"If your package includes one or more systemd units that need to be enabled by default on package installation, they need to be covered by the default Fedora preset policy. The default fedora preset policy is shipped as part of systemd.rpm. If your unit files are missing from this list, please file a bug against the systemd package."

There's an arp-ethers.service shipped with net-tools package that needs to be enabled by default (see bug #713759, comment #1).

Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2012-08-23 02:17:02 UTC
Fixed for F18.

Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2012-09-12 23:50:22 UTC
So humm, I wonder if this is really in compliance with the current guidelines.

This service is network relevant and requires manual configuration before being useful (i.e. /etc/ethers needs to be edited).

To me this sounds like the perfect anti.candidate for default enablement of a service.

So I am tempted to remove this again from the preset files. If this is really something that should be on by default, then I'd like to see this added to 


first. That's the list that FESCO maintains and I probably should honour that with our preset list.

Bill, Jiri, opinions?

Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2012-09-13 09:58:38 UTC
Yes, this would have to get an exception - to be explicitly added to the list to be enabled by default. And as it requires manual configuration to be useful I do not think the exception will be granted.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2012-09-13 17:50:56 UTC
I'd agree; given you have to configure it anyway, it seems reasonable to assume you'd enable it at the same time.

Comment 5 Lennart Poettering 2012-09-13 19:29:06 UTC
OK, dropped it again from the preset file now.

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