Commit 94338f0a authored by Michael Hanselmann's avatar Michael Hanselmann
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Add packaging notes to documentation

This includes a few paragraphs about daemon-util.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarGuido Trotter <>
parent 9044275a
......@@ -28,4 +28,34 @@ different python version)::
./configure PYTHON=python2.4 \
--prefix=/usr/local --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
Packaging notes
Ganeti is mostly developped and tested on `Debian
<>`_-based distributions, while still keeping
adoptability to other Linux distributions in mind.
The ``doc/examples/`` directory contains a number of potentially useful
scripts and configuration files. Some of them might need adjustment
before use.
This script, in the source code as ``daemons/``, is used
to start/stop Ganeti and do a few other things related to system
daemons. Is is recommended to use ``daemon-util`` also from the system's
init scripts. That way the code starting and stopping daemons is shared
and future changes have to be made in only one place.
``daemon-util`` reads extra arguments from variables (``*_ARGS``) in
``/etc/default/ganeti``. When modifying ``daemon-util``, keep in mind to
not remove support for the ``EXTRA_*_ARGS`` variables for starting
daemons. Some parts of Ganeti use them to pass additional arguments when
starting a daemon.
The ``reload_ssh_keys`` function can be adjusted to use another command
for reloading the OpenSSH daemon's host keys.
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