D-Bus system services: systemd, Upstart, the future

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Tue Aug 30 14:49:18 UTC 2011

Lennart, Scott, any thoughts on this? Sorry, but I'm not going to merge
anything init-system-related into dbus until we have a plan that works for
everyone - or failing that, a plan that works for everyone who talked to us,
and can at least theoretically work for the other systems.

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On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 at 19:06:22 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> Current systemd/D-Bus integration (Fedora 15)
> =============================================
> * merged upstream in D-Bus but apparently Lennart wants to change it

See also <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40409>.

> Comments? Alternative proposals? Half-bricks? Cakes?

On #40409, Lennart proposes (via a patch) making the system dbus-daemon
read systemd service files. This solves the "duplicate information" thing
for (e.g.) Fedora packages (which can omit the D-Bus service file knowing that
they have systemd), but upstreams of portable projects would still need to
ship the D-Bus service file anyway, to remain compatible with


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