want to write a systemd service file where a user may not exist.

Peter Silva peter at bsqt.homeip.net
Sat Feb 11 12:49:34 UTC 2017

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 7:31 AM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com>

> On Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:07:13 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
> >If you run
> >sudo system enable|disable sarra
> >then you should see it adding or removing the links.
> Typo
> systemctl ;)
> However, if we install a package with a systemd unit, it automatically
> gets enable. You could test it, e.g. install smartmontools. A user who
> just want to get "smartctl" needs to manually disable the daemon. The
> Ubuntu policy is very bad, it's better to be aware of it, to avoid
> serious issues.
OK, so:

--  any idea how to tell systemd and/or ubuntu that this service should be
disabled by default?


-- Any idea how to configure a systemd service such that if user X doesn't
exist, it does not try to start the service?

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