One of the goals of systemd is standardization between Linux distributions.
This effort applies to configuration such as: the system hostname,
console keyboard layout, console font, locale settings.
Previously these had to be configured using distribution-specific config files.
In the case of Fedora they were:
/etc/sysconfig/network (the HOSTNAME=... setting)
systemd supports configuration files, which work on all distributions
using systemd and even on some other distributions:
All the new config files are documented in manual pages:
hostname(5), vconsole.conf(5), locale.conf(5)
For more information about the standardization effort in general see:
The new config files have been used in Fedora for a couple of releases already.
Not all packages have been ported though, leading to inconsistency and confusion.
We must finish this porting effort to the new config files. This is a tracker bug for this purpose.
FESCo asking us to do this: https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/963
Wiki page to sort out the false positives before filing bugs against specific packages:
*** Bug 878670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 885609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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OK, let's assume that this is done. Certainly nobody is working on this from systemd side.