|author||Lennart Poettering <email@example.com>||2010-05-17 01:39:51 +0200|
|committer||Lennart Poettering <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-05-17 01:40:02 +0200|
docs: add terse distribution porting guide
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+Porting systemd To New Distributions
+ You need to make the follow changes to adapt systemd to your
+ 0) Make your distribution recognized via the autoconf checks
+ in configure.ac. Grep for the word "fedora" (case
+ insensitively) and you should be able to find the places where
+ you need to add/change things.
+ 1) Patch src/hostname-setup.c so that systemd knows where to
+ read your host name from.
+ 2) Check the unit files in units/ if they match your
+ distribution. Most likely you will have to make additions to
+ units/*.m4 and create a copy of units/fedora/ with changes for
+ your distribution.
+ 3) Adjust Makefile.am to register the unit files you added in
+ step 2. Also you might need to update the m4 invocation in
+ Makefile.am. Grep for the word "fedora" (case insensitively)
+ and you should be able to find the places where you need to
+ add/change things.
+ 4) Try it out.
+ We are interested in merging your changes upstream, if they
+ are for a big, and well-known distribution. Unfortunately we
+ don't have the time and resources to maintain
+ distribution-specific patches for all distributions on the
+ planet, hence please do not send us patches that adds systemd
+ support to non-mainstream or niche distributions.
+ Thank you for understanding.