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== <s>Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd</s> ==
I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info.
Could this be explained propperly?
Simply removing the User= statements has some strange behaviour (as I have tried this and it makes dropbox startup together with gdm).
Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?
-- [[User:Hanckmann|Hanckmann]] ([[User talk:Hanckmann|talk]]) 18:18, 22 October 2012‎ (UTC)
:Closing old discussion: now that {{AUR|dropbox}} ships with {{ic|dropbox@.service}}, the solution is trivial: {{ic|systemctl enable dropbox@''first_user''}}, {{ic|systemctl enable dropbox@''second_user''}}, ... -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 17:47, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
== <s>Dropbox in systemd --user</s> ==
I had trouble with dropbox not starting correctly in systemd --user. There were 2 problems:
* /usr/bin/dropboxd apparently forks off a child daemon. I couldn't find how to start the daemon without forking.
* /usr/bin/dropboxd exits with status code 9/KILL. This makes systemd kill its control-group and thereby its child (the daemon) too.
The original dropbox@.service did not work for me because of these two issues. Stopping dropboxd with systemd also did not work before.
To fix this I have the following in $HOME/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service:
Type=forking                                  # dropboxd forks off to a daemon and isn't itself long-running
ExecStart=/bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/dropboxd; true' # dropboxd always exists with 9, so just ignore the exit code
KillMode=process                              # Upon exiting, kill the process, not the control-group
The DISPLAY environment is already in the environment, so Environment=DISPLAY=:0 is not needed. Also, this service does not detect when dropbox exited; I'm not sure how to fix this at the moment. Input on this is appreciated.
: please sign your post with {{ic|<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>}} next time
: read manpage systemd.service(5), especially SuccessExitStatus and KillSignal might be useful
: btw. this [https://github.com/lahwaacz/archlinux-dotfiles/blob/master/home/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service] works for me...
: -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 13:46, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
:: Probably solved, closing. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 17:49, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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