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redshift: Install systemd user unit files #54480

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Motivation for this change

redshift's systemd user units currently aren't installed. This installs them.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nox --run "nox-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Assured whether relevant documentation is up to date
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@@ -44,7 +45,7 @@ stdenv.mkDerivation rec {
"--enable-drm=${if withDrm then "yes" else "no"}"
"--enable-quartz=${if withQuartz then "yes" else "no"}"
"--enable-corelocation=${if withCoreLocation then "yes" else "no"}"
] ++ stdenv.lib.optional (stdenv.isLinux && useSystemd) "--with-systemduserunitdir=\${out}/lib/systemd/user";
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] ++ stdenv.lib.optional (stdenv.isLinux && useSystemd) "--with-systemduserunitdir=\${out}/lib/systemd/user";
] ++ stdenv.lib.optional (stdenv.isLinux && useSystemd) "--with-systemduserunitdir=${placeholder "out"}/lib/systemd/user";

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We might need to make changes to our nixos module to include these.
Additonally do these differ from the one we make at =

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Just checked and we can't use these service files since we pass extra flags to the ExecStart in the unit based on the users specifed configuration. So I don't think we'll care about these in NixOS.

But I guess for other Linux distributions we should still have them installed.

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Oh, I didn't know about the redshift options on NixOS. I usually use these at the user level because I have two accounts, one of which uses redshift and the other doesn't. There's currently no way to specify that in NixOS, though, as far as I can tell.

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jtojnar commented Jan 23, 2019

We can just override the ExecStart field in the module.

@jabranham jabranham closed this Feb 6, 2019
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