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On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 09:44:04AM +0100, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
Package: chrony
Version: 3.2-2

We still ship /etc/default/chrony which contians DAEMON_OPTS.
But the systemd service does not include that configuration, so we
lack a way to control options and upgraders might even regress and not
immediately see why.

The scheme to make those vars available in systemd services is pretty
common now and the suggested fix implements it this way.

Well, I did that on purpose to discourage systemd users from using this file (not to annoy them, after all I’m part of them) as that service manager provides capabilities to pass custom options to daemons (e.g. using drop-in files). So I wanted to invite them to use those capabilities rather than using the “/etc/default/chrony” file which is, to me, a lousy convention.

However, I do agree that it might confused some users so I’m willing to accept your patch.



Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd


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