PackageKit-1.1.12: no longer sources /etc/sysconfig/packagekit-background

From change log:

  • Mon Sep 09 2019 Jonathan Kang <>
  • Modify PackageKit-systemd-timers.patch: Port the cron
    configuration variables to the script, and add -sendwait
    parameter to mail in the script(bsc#1130306).
    Adding -sendwait to mail fixes the bug reported in March. Moving the cron configuration variables to /usr/share/PackageKit/ and no longer sourcing /etc/sysconfig/packagekit-background is cumbersome: This file being owned by PackageKit I am not aware how to modify the environment without changing the file itself, thus the changes being lost upon updating Packagekit.

Any suggestions?

Go with the Tumbleweed roll :wink: /etc and the likes of cron are on the way out…

I put the previous version of into another directory and adjusted the unit accordingly:

erlangen:~ # systemd-delta -t overridden 
[OVERRIDDEN] /etc/systemd/system/packagekit-background.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/packagekit-background.service

--- /usr/lib/systemd/system/packagekit-background.service       2019-10-17 15:59:08.000000000 +0200
+++ /etc/systemd/system/packagekit-background.service   2019-10-23 07:59:14.702808636 +0200
@@ -2,4 +2,4 @@
 Description=Script to update the system with PackageKit

1 overridden configuration files found.
erlangen:~ #