dh_systemd_enable(1) — Linux manual page


DH_SYSTEMD_ENABLE(1)            Debhelper           DH_SYSTEMD_ENABLE(1)

NAME         top

       dh_systemd_enable - enable/disable systemd unit files

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_systemd_enable [debhelper options] [--no-enable] [--name=name]
       [unit file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_systemd_enable is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       enabling and disabling systemd unit files.

       In the simple case, it finds all unit files installed by a
       package (e.g.  bacula-fd.service) and enables them. It is not
       necessary that the machine actually runs systemd during package
       installation time, enabling happens on all machines in order to
       be able to switch from sysvinit to systemd and back.

       In the complex case, you can call dh_systemd_enable and
       dh_systemd_start manually (by overwriting the debian/rules
       targets) and specify flags per unit file. An example is colord,
       which ships colord.service, a dbus-activated service without an
       [Install] section. This service file cannot be enabled or
       disabled (a state called "static" by systemd) because it has no
       [Install] section. Therefore, running dh_systemd_enable does not
       make sense.

       For only generating blocks for specific service files, you need
       to pass them as arguments, e.g. dh_systemd_enable quota.service
       and dh_systemd_enable --name=quotarpc quotarpc.service.

FILES         top

       debian/package.service, debian/package@.service
           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.service (or
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package@.service) in the package build

           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/package.conf in the package build
           directory. (The tmpfiles.d mechanism is currently only used
           by systemd.)

       debian/package.target, debian/package@.target
           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.target (or
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package@.target) in the package build

       debian/package.socket, debian/package@.socket
           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.socket (or
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package@.socket) in the package build

           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.mount in the package build

       debian/package.path, debian/package@.path
           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.path (or
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package@.path) in the package build

       debian/package.timer, debian/package@.timer
           If this exists, it is installed into
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package.timer (or
           usr/lib/systemd/system/package@.timer) in the package build

OPTIONS         top

           Disable the service(s) on purge, but do not enable them on

           Note that this option does not affect whether the services
           are started.  That is controlled by dh_systemd_start(1)
           (using e.g. its --no-start option).

           Install the service file as name.service instead of the
           default filename, which is the package.service. When this
           parameter is used, dh_systemd_enable looks for and installs
           files named debian/package.name.service instead of the usual

NOTES         top

       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be
       called between invocations of this command (with the same
       arguments). Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the
       same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

       Note that dh_systemd_enable should be run before dh_installinit.
       The default sequence in dh does the right thing, this note is
       only relevant when you are calling dh_systemd_enable manually.

SEE ALSO         top

       dh_systemd_start(1), debhelper(7)

AUTHORS         top


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