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Bug 471388 - Please document installation policies for openrc init files, logrotate files and systemd unit files
Summary: Please document installation policies for openrc init files, logrotate files ...
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Devmanual (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Devmanual Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-05-27 09:07 UTC by Markos Chandras (RETIRED)
Modified: 2022-03-01 10:05 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Markos Chandras (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-27 09:07:35 UTC
This is a matter of documenting already-made decisions so new and old developers can be aware of that

OpenRC init:
- Always install them

Logrotate files:
- Always install them. *NO* use flag

Systemd unit:
- Always install them if they are provided upstream. At maintainers discretion if there is no unit file upstream. If a maintainer wants to add support but he can't test the changes, CC the systemd team. Users/devs can opt-out installing these files using INSTALL_MASK.
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-05-27 18:54:00 UTC
I guess, a note telling that, in general, USE flags for controlling installation of one kind of file is discouraged (for example, I think we now opt for not controlling bash-completion files installations using USE flags)
Comment 2 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2013-05-29 00:32:56 UTC
What about zsh completions? We install them with a use flag in several
places in the tree.
Comment 3 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-03-01 10:05:19 UTC
QA policy guide covers this at least: