Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 850814
add arp-ethers.service to preset policy
Last modified: 2012-09-13 15:29:06 EDT
"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).
Fixed for F18.
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?
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.
I'd agree; given you have to configure it anyway, it seems reasonable to assume you'd enable it at the same time.
OK, dropped it again from the preset file now.