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Re: upgraded config files in /lib/systemd/system




On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:25:52AM -0500, Marc Auslander wrote:
> IIRC in the "old" world, if you had a modified version of a config
> file and an update modified the original released version, you got
> a warning and a dialog which let you decide how to proceed.

This is still the case on Debian systems: it's the "conffile" feature
of Debian packages.

Unfortunately systemd was designed in part around limitations of other
systems' package managers, such as RPM, which lack this feature. So
they invented the /etc/systemd/system-overrides-/lib/systemd/system
override scheme instead.

The techniques that others in this thread have mentioned for partially
overriding or supplanting an existing system file go some way to
redress this.

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Jonathan Dowland
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