On 06-03-18 05:04, Richard Laager wrote: > On 03/05/2018 08:06 AM, Udo van den Heuvel wrote: >> How can we please get these lines in the ntpd.service file? >> >> EnvironmentFile=-/etc/sysconfig/ntpd >> ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ntpd -u ntp:ntp $OPTIONS >> >> and of course: >> >> # cat /etc/sysconfig/ntpd >> # Command line options for ntpd >> OPTIONS="-g" >> >> >> This will make it easier to configure ntpsec's ntpd without changing >> service files, e.g. for running in a chroot > > I suggest some caution in this. If ntpsec adds EnvironmentFile, then it > becomes difficult to remove, as removing it is a backwards-incompatible > change. > > As a user, you might consider using other methods to adjust your > settings. Specifically, to override ExecStart, you can copy the unit > from /lib/systemd/system to /etc/systemd/system, and customize it to > your heart's content, without the package manager overwriting your > changes on upgrade. The one in /etc will completely override the one > from /lib.
In the latter case the user will miss any changes by the developers/packager to the service file. I was looking for the compromise: small change to the service file making a copy in /etc/systemd/system unnecessary. > For parameters other than ExecStart, you can use a drop-in unit (e.g. > /etc/systemd/system/ntpd.service.d/10-whatever.conf) to *add* > configuration without needing to override everything. In this model, > changes from upstream merge with your local changes. I must look into this way of solving things as it did not work for me yet. I installed the default ntpd.service file. Then in /etc/systemd/system/ntpd.service.d/ I created 10-environment.conf with contents: EnvironmentFile=-/etc/sysconfig/ntpd ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ntpd -u ntp:ntp $OPTIONS /etc/sysconfig/ntpd contains: # Command line options for ntpd OPTIONS="-g" But it appears that these suggestions are not used (despite reload of systemd) as the -N option is still passed to ntpd. Udo _______________________________________________ devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.ntpsec.org/mailman/listinfo/devel