Monthly Archives: March 2015

Logging under EL7

In the good old days, prior to EL7 and systemd, the syslog daemon (and, later, the rsyslog daemon) would listen on the unix socket /dev/log for messages sent from daemons. The syslog daemon would then decide on which messages to … Continue reading

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internet-online.target

Stock EL7 (and SL7) has a target called network-online.target. This is used to delay services until the network interface is configured and online. Whilst this is suitable for a scenario where the network gateway is statically configured or obtained via … Continue reading

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New installer feature

One of the problems we’ve encountered with systemd is the handling of interaction with the user on the console. In particular, we have always had the kerberos component run the kdcregister tool after the final reboot of the install process. … Continue reading

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openafs client changes

As part of the move to EL7 we are trying to use systemd where possible to manage daemons rather than doing so through LCFG components. One service we want to move over to this model is openafs. Sadly the existing … Continue reading

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Service function improvements

In May 2014 version 1.6.0 of lcfg-ngeneric was released which provided a new Service function for LCFG components (see this blog article for more details). The aim of this new feature was to make it possible to call daemon methods … Continue reading

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