Ticket #1000 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Upstart services cannot be enabled/disabled

Reported by: Joe Digilio <[email protected]…> Owned by: desai
Priority: major Milestone: Bcfg2 1.2.0 Release
Component: bcfg2-client Version: 1.0
Keywords: Cc:


Enabling/disabling an upstart service at boot time is currently not possible in Bcfg2. Upstart does not provide an easy way to do this. But there are two ways I know of to disable an upstart service:

  1. change the "start on" line in /etc/init/<service>.conf
  2. mv /etc/init/<service>.conf /etc/init/<service>.conf.disabled
  3. rm /etc/init/<service>.conf

It seems like the best way to do this would be method 2. would need to do something like this to disable a service:

  1. Tell the client to rename /etc/init/<service>.conf to a known name, eg /etc/init/<service>.conf.disabled-by-bcfg2
  2. Insert into the Bundle:
    <BoundPath name="/etc/init/<service>.conf" type="ignore"/>
    <BoundPath name="/etc/init/<service>.conf.disabled-by-bcfg2" type="ignore"/>

Maybe it would be better for the <service>.conf Path entry to be of type "nonexistent"? Of course we would need to ensure the rename occurs first.



Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by solj

As far as I know, you enable/disable upstart services via the file contents of the .conf file. This is similar to the way launchd works. So, I think that doing method 1 is the choice which makes the most sense in this case. Removing/moving the file will also work, but I think it is more explicit if you simply manage that file's contents.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by solj

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Closing for now. Reopen if you think we need to address this (I think upstart profiles would be the way to go).

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