Bug 99874 - make recommended system service naming mandatory
Summary: make recommended system service naming mandatory
Alias: None
Product: dbus
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: git master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: D-Bus Maintainers
QA Contact: D-Bus Maintainers
Depends on: 99825
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Reported: 2017-02-20 16:57 UTC by Simon McVittie
Modified: 2018-10-12 21:30 UTC (History)
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Description Simon McVittie 2017-02-20 16:57:43 UTC
dbus-daemon currently has the following unintended behaviour for system services whose filenames are not the canonical name (the well-known name + ".service"):

* Parse whichever service came first in readdir() order (might be the canonical name, or any other name[1]).
* Silently ignore any others.
* If the one that got parsed has a SystemdService set, use that for activation.
* If the one that got parsed does not have a SystemdService set, use the setuid helper for activation - but the setuid helper will load the file that has the canonical name instead (!), or if there is none, activation will fail.

When Bug #99825 lands, [1] will at least become a warning.

For the development branch, I think we should consider tightening this to: if the name is not canonical, just fail to load it. After Bug #99825, this would be easy to do.
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