File 0001-systemctl-allow-to-change-the-default-target-without.patch of Package systemd

From a1484a216e79da1fa7e2323095fb1b7203fb7a17 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Djalal Harouni <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:07:52 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] systemctl: allow to change the default target without the
 --force switch

Currently "systemctl set-default" will fail to change the default target
due to the '' being a symlink which is always the case.

To work around this, the user must specify the "--force" switch to be
able to overwrite the existing symlink.

This is clearly a regression that was introduced by commit  718db96199e
since it worked before without the "--force" switch and the man pages do
not mention that you need to specify it. It is expected that this is a

So just explicity set the force flag to make it work again.

Reported-by: <>
 src/systemctl/systemctl.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git src/systemctl/systemctl.c src/systemctl/systemctl.c
index ee0938f..1b381f7 100644
--- src/systemctl/systemctl.c
+++ src/systemctl/systemctl.c
@@ -1968,7 +1968,7 @@ static int set_default(sd_bus *bus, char **args) {
                 return log_oom();
         if (!bus || avoid_bus()) {
-                r = unit_file_set_default(arg_scope, arg_root, unit, arg_force, &changes, &n_changes);
+                r = unit_file_set_default(arg_scope, arg_root, unit, true, &changes, &n_changes);
                 if (r < 0) {
                         log_error("Failed to set default target: %s", strerror(-r));
                         return r;
@@ -1990,7 +1990,7 @@ static int set_default(sd_bus *bus, char **args) {
-                                "sb", unit, arg_force);
+                                "sb", unit, true);
                 if (r < 0) {
                         log_error("Failed to set default target: %s", bus_error_message(&error, -r));
                         return r;