Bug 85899 - Duplicate file after creating presets
Summary: Duplicate file after creating presets
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: systemd
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: systemd-bugs
QA Contact: systemd-bugs
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Reported: 2014-11-05 07:51 UTC by Umut Tezduyar
Modified: 2019-08-22 10:55 UTC (History)
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Description Umut Tezduyar 2014-11-05 07:51:27 UTC
systemd 216:

I have noticed that unit_file_preset_all() in src/core/main.c creates a duplicate symb link for a rsyslog service. rsyslog.service looks like this:

# cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/rsyslog.service
Description=System Logging Service

ExecStartPre=-/bin/systemctl stop systemd-kmsg-syslogd.service
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rsyslogd -n -c5


systemd-delta shows that we have extra link popping up in /etc

# systemd-delta 
[EQUIVALENT] /etc/systemd/system/syslog.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/syslog.service

1 overridden configuration files found.

And both of the are pointing to the same file:

# readlink /etc/systemd/system/syslog.service
# readlink /usr/lib/systemd/system/syslog.service
Comment 1 Zbigniew Jedrzejewski-Szmek 2014-11-06 02:05:16 UTC
The [Install] section contains two stanzas, so I would expect two symlinks. One to pull in rsyslog.service into m-u.target, and the other one two cause rsyslog.service to be linked to with the syslog.service name.

Are you talking about the symlink /usr/lib/systemd/system/syslog.service? I don't think systemctl or systemd create it, maybe it comes from the packaging system?
Comment 2 Umut Tezduyar 2014-11-06 07:35:04 UTC
All the things that are in [Install] are available in /usr/lib/ before systemd boots (in the file system). When systemd boots, it decides to create (by unit_file_preset_all() function) "/etc/systemd/system/syslog.service" even though we have "/usr/lib/systemd/system/syslog.service" in the file system. 

Note: It doesn't create link under /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants. Somehow it is smart to understand that there is already a link in /usr/lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants. 

I suspect, we are failing on Alias= somehow.
Comment 3 Zbigniew Jedrzejewski-Szmek 2019-08-22 10:55:01 UTC
Still the same issue in systemd-243-rc2 ;(

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