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* gnu/services/dbus.scm (polkit-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/services/dict.scm (dicod-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/services/dns.scm (knot-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/services/networking.scm (dhcpd-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/services/shepherd.scm (shepherd-root-service-type)[description]:
New field.
* gnu/services/xorg.scm (slim-service-type)[description]: New field.
(screen-locker-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/system/pam.scm (pam-root-service-type)[description]: New field.
* gnu/system/shadow.scm (account-service-type)[description]: New field.
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Ludovic Courtès 1 year ago
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  1. 10
      gnu/services/dbus.scm
  2. 9
      gnu/services/dict.scm
  3. 5
      gnu/services/dns.scm
  4. 4
      gnu/services/networking.scm
  5. 6
      gnu/services/shepherd.scm
  6. 12
      gnu/services/xorg.scm
  7. 10
      gnu/system/pam.scm
  8. 5
      gnu/system/shadow.scm

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gnu/services/dbus.scm

@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2015 Sou Bunnbu <iyzsong@gmail.com>
;;;
;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@ -363,7 +363,13 @@ tuples, are all set as environment variables when the bus daemon launches it."
(append (polkit-configuration-actions config)
actions)))))
(default-value (polkit-configuration))))
(default-value (polkit-configuration))
(description
"Run the
@uref{http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/polkit/, Polkit privilege
management service}, which allows system administrators to grant access to
privileged operations in a structured way. Polkit is a requirement for most
desktop environments, such as GNOME.")))
(define* (polkit-service #:key (polkit polkit))
"Return a service that runs the

9
gnu/services/dict.scm

@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
;;; Copyright © 2016 Sou Bunnbu <iyzsong@gmail.com>
;;; Copyright © 2016, 2017, 2018 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2017 Huang Ying <huang.ying.caritas@gmail.com>
;;;
;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@ -174,7 +174,12 @@ database {
(const %dicod-activation))
(service-extension shepherd-root-service-type
dicod-shepherd-service)))
(default-value (dicod-configuration))))
(default-value (dicod-configuration))
(description
"Run @command{dicod}, the dictionary server of
@uref{https://www.gnu.org/software/dico, GNU Dico}. @command{dicod}
implements the standard DICT protocol supported by clients such as
@command{dico} and GNOME Dictionary.")))
(define* (dicod-service #:key (config (dicod-configuration)))
"Return a service that runs the @command{dicod} daemon, an implementation

5
gnu/services/dns.scm

@ -639,7 +639,10 @@
(service-extension activation-service-type
knot-activation)
(service-extension account-service-type
(const %knot-accounts))))))
(const %knot-accounts))))
(description
"Run @uref{https://www.knot-dns.cz/, Knot}, an authoritative
name server for the @acronym{DNS, Domain Name System}.")))
;;;

4
gnu/services/networking.scm

@ -335,7 +335,9 @@ Protocol (DHCP) client, on all the non-loopback network interfaces."
(name 'dhcpd)
(extensions
(list (service-extension shepherd-root-service-type dhcpd-shepherd-service)
(service-extension activation-service-type dhcpd-activation)))))
(service-extension activation-service-type dhcpd-activation)))
(description "Run a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) daemon. The
daemon is responsible for allocating IP addresses to its client.")))
;;;

6
gnu/services/shepherd.scm

@ -105,7 +105,11 @@
(extensions (list (service-extension boot-service-type
shepherd-boot-gexp)
(service-extension profile-service-type
(const (list shepherd)))))))
(const (list shepherd)))))
(description
"Run the GNU Shepherd as PID 1---i.e., the operating system's first
process. The Shepherd takes care of managing services such as daemons by
ensuring they are started and stopped in the right order.")))
(define %shepherd-root-service
;; The root shepherd service, aka. PID 1. Its parameter is a list of

12
gnu/services/xorg.scm

@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
;;; Copyright © 2017 Andy Wingo <wingo@igalia.com>
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2015 Sou Bunnbu <iyzsong@gmail.com>
;;; Copyright © 2018, 2019 Timothy Sample <samplet@ngyro.com>
;;; Copyright © 2019 Jan (janneke) Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org>
@ -619,7 +619,9 @@ reboot_cmd " shepherd "/sbin/reboot\n"
(service-extension profile-service-type
(const (list xterm)))))
(default-value (slim-configuration)))))
(default-value (slim-configuration))
(description
"Run the SLiM graphical login manager for X11."))))
(define-deprecated (slim-service #:key (slim slim)
(allow-empty-passwords? #t) auto-login?
@ -691,7 +693,11 @@ theme."
(list (service-extension pam-root-service-type
screen-locker-pam-services)
(service-extension setuid-program-service-type
screen-locker-setuid-programs)))))
screen-locker-setuid-programs)))
(description
"Allow the given program to be used as a screen locker for
the graphical server by making it setuid-root, so it can authenticate users,
and by creating a PAM service for it.")))
(define* (screen-locker-service package
#:optional

10
gnu/system/pam.scm

@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;; Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
;;;
;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
;;;
@ -367,7 +367,13 @@ strings or string-valued gexps."
;; Arguments include <pam-service> as well as procedures.
(compose concatenate)
(extend extend-configuration)))
(extend extend-configuration)
(description
"Configure the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) for all
the specified @dfn{PAM services}. Each PAM service corresponds to a program,
such as @command{login} or @command{sshd}, and specifies for instance how the
program may authenticate users or what it should do when opening a new
session.")))
(define* (pam-root-service base #:key (transform identity))
"The \"root\" PAM service, which collects <pam-service> instance and turns

5
gnu/system/shadow.scm

@ -378,7 +378,10 @@ the /etc/skel directory for those."
(service-extension user-processes-service-type
(const '(user-homes)))
(service-extension etc-service-type
etc-files)))))
etc-files)))
(description
"Ensure the specified user accounts and groups exist, as well
as each account home directory.")))
(define (account-service accounts+groups skeletons)
"Return a <service> that takes care of user accounts and user groups, with

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