Bug#809405: systemd: Backport systemctl is-enabled support for SysV init scripts to Debian Jessie

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Dec 30 11:17:13 GMT 2015

Am 30.12.2015 um 11:46 schrieb Branko Majic:
> Package: systemd
> Version: 215-17+deb8u2
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> At the moment in Debian Jessie (stable) it is not possible to use
> systemctl is-enabled command with SysV-style init scripts.
> A large portion of Debian Jessie packages unfortunately still provide
> only the SysV-style init scripts.
> When using certain automation tools, such as Ansible, the systemctl
> is-enabled command is used for validating whether the service has been
> started already or not. Unfortunately, since this does not work,
> automation tools always report the service status as changed. This can
> be an issue when checking for idempotency of implemented automation
> tool.
> This bug has already been reported and resolved (see #760616), but only
> in Debian unstable. It would be highly appreciated if this bug were
> backported to Debian Jessie as well, especially given the relatively
> long release cycles.

Unfortunately this won't be a simple backport.
The SysV integration wrt update-rc.d has been reworked completely in v220.
If we want to add support for "is-enabled" for v215 this has to be
implemented quite differently.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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