Bug#816391: tor: "systemctl status tor" does not provide useful output

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Apr 14 06:02:01 BST 2016

On Wed 2016-04-13 18:52:23 -0400, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 14.04.2016 um 00:46 schrieb Michael Biebl:
>> Am 13.04.2016 um 21:45 schrieb Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
>>> is there a reason to have a "tor.service" that is distinct from the
>>> tor@*.service files?  if not, maybe we could get rid of it entirely?
>>> If there is a reason to have it, how can we avoid having "systemctl
>>> status tor" mask the statuses of the actual running (or failing)
>>> services?
>> The tor.service afaics is only used, so you have a
>> systemctl restart/reload tor
>> shortcut which propagates that request to all instances.
>> tor.service in itself does not provide any service.
>> So it is useful to have.
> I'm not sure. Maybe we can convince upstream that using "status" on a
> service which is composed by several sub-services via PartOf [0], also
> propagates the status request and merges that into a single output.

I like this idea, but am in no position to convince upstream that it is
the right choice.


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