[Nut-upsuser] NUT on openSUSE 12.3 requires additional systemd service unit

Roger Price roger at rogerprice.org
Sun Aug 11 09:19:51 UTC 2013

On Sat, 10 Aug 2013, Charles Lepple wrote:

> I still haven't messed with systemd yet, so I am in over my head here. 
> Is this similar to what Kjell posted about? Or is it in addition to 
> that? http://www.kepstin.ca/blog/networkupstoolsnutandsystemd/

Calvin Walton (kepstin) discusses a complete management of all the NUT 
processes using systemd and in doing so fixes a timing conflict in the 
minimalist systemd support provided by Fedora; whereas my post addresses 
the much narrower "bug fix" question of getting NUT to work on just one 
version of openSUSE.  I do not address the question of full systemd 
management of NUT processes.

systemd is gaining ground in the Linux world [See 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemd "Adoption"] and looks as if it is 
here to stay.  The Linux distributions will slowly, one by one, get around 
to probably minimalist systemd support for NUT. But the BSD world has not 
accepted systemd, and this poses a problem for the management of projects 
such as NUT which cater for Unix as well as Linux. 
[http://lwn.net/Articles/452865/ "Debian debates systemd"] It seems to me 
that although there is no immediate urgency, some experimentation might be 
helpful in forming a clearer view of what is needed for NUT.


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