Monthly Archives: September 2014

Systemd gains start_on_add resource

The systemd component has gained the ability to auto-start service units when they are added to the units resource, without requiring a reboot. Setting the start_on_add_{tag} resource to true will enable this functionality for the unit associated with {tag}.

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Mass specfile change

As announced some time ago the specfiles for LCFG components stored in our central subversion repository have been modified en-masse. This is to convert the post-install scripts over to the new way of testing if an LCFG component has been … Continue reading

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Changes to package mirrors

For the last few years we have stored our mirrors of the SL6 and EPEL package repositories in AFS. This has been useful since it allows us to access the packages via the filesystem as well as through http and … Continue reading

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Systemd presets

Once we had managed to install EL7 machines using the LCFG installroot, we discovered that the systemd config for nslcd, which had been created by the LCFG systemd component whilst running the installroot, was removed at the first reboot. On … Continue reading

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Fun with systemd targets

The existing LCFG boot component allows one to configure components such that they are not started, at system boot time, until after those components which may ask for a system reboot have completed. Simply put, the boot component starts all … Continue reading

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