Re: Disable systemd-timesyncd.service in image

Konrad Weihmann <kweihmann@...>

The service is deployed with standard systemd package, which doesn't have that set as far as I see it (no SYSTEMD_AUTO_ENABLE_${PN} in the latest recipe revision)

I think, after browsing through the code of systemd - this "autostart" behavior comes from [1].
So I would say you can disable it with a drop-in file at

which also would be charming in a way that it isn't that invasive in the build system


haven't tested it though, but you might wanna give that a shot, if Aaron's approach doesn't work.

On 23.11.20 21:21, Joel A Cohen wrote:
I think you need to set SYSTEMD_AUTO_ENABLE = “disable” (actually any value other than “enable”) in your bbappend.
(It looks like SYSTEMD_AUTO_ENABLE_${PN} is intended to work too, but I can’t verify it at the moment and reading over systemd.bbclass I’m not sure if it works or not)
On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:51 AM Damien LEFEVRE <lefevre.da@... <mailto:lefevre.da@...>> wrote:
I would like to have systemd-timesyncd.service as part of an image
but have it disabled by default.
Right now it is enabled by default which causes some issues.
I've tried systemd_%.bbappend
do_install_append() {
    rm "$D/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.freedesktop.timesync1.service"
but those symlinks are not part of the package.
I've tried this to remove the link during the package deployment
during do_rootfs
pkg_postinst_${PN}_append() {
    #!/bin/sh -e
    rm "$D/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.freedesktop.timesync1.service"
But at this stage the links still don't exist.
Which package is actually responsible for enabling the default
services / creating the symlinks? How can we turn some of them off
while keeping them in the image?

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