[PATCH v8 2/2] NEWS: mention removal of sysconfig

Olaf Hering olaf at aepfle.de
Wed Jan 12 10:45:09 UTC 2022

Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf at aepfle.de>
 NEWS.rst | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/NEWS.rst b/NEWS.rst
index b5893627e3..cfa1b379f6 100644
--- a/NEWS.rst
+++ b/NEWS.rst
@@ -57,6 +57,16 @@ v8.0.0 (unreleased)
   * libxl: Implement the virDomainGetMessages API
+  * packaging: sysconfig files no longer installed
+    libvirt used to provide defaults in various /etc/sysconfig/ files, such
+    as /etc/sysconfig/libvirtd. Since these files are owned by the admin, this
+    made it difficult to change built-in defaults in case such file was
+    modified by the admin. The built-in defaults are now part of the provided
+    systemd unit files, such as libvirtd.service. These unit files continue
+    to parse sysconfig files, in case they are created by the admin and filled
+    with the desired key=value pairs.
 * **Bug fixes**
   * qemu: Fix device hot-unplug with ``libvirt-7.9`` or ``libvirt-7.10`` used with ``qemu-6.2``

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