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Wsystemd-service-file-refers-to-unusual-wantedby-target

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check systemd.

Visibility: warning

The specified systemd service file declares an unusual WantedBy= relationship.

Most services that want to be started automatically at boot should use WantedBy=multi-user.target or WantedBy=graphical.target. Services that want to be started in rescue or single-user mode should instead use WantedBy=sysinit.target

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The following 52 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 104 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 30 overrides. The tag performed 71% of the time.