Conflicting Instructions - systemd config for tang

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On this RHEL 8 documentation page:

Step 5 for setting up the tang server suggests editing the the port number of tang in this file:


However, by default, that is just a symlink back to the /usr/lib version of tangd.socket and may be overwritten by future RPM updates. The systemd documention says to copy this to /etc/systemd/system and then edit it and do a systemctl reenable .

Even other parts of the RHEL 8 documentation agree that this will be potentially override by normal patching and suggest (section 3.5.4) copying the /usr/lib/systemd/system/ version to /etc/systemd/system/, then doing a reenable and daemon-reload.


Please fix this documentation as this might cause critical production outages.


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Hello Nathan,

Just to make visible that the solution is in progress - we are also discussing this problem in - I would like to propose that we continue only there.

Thank you for your very good catch, we are working on it.