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Bug 1148571 - systemctl doesn't disply output for start/stop/restart commands
Summary: systemctl doesn't disply output for start/stop/restart commands
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 978955
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-10-01 18:29 UTC by marc skinner
Modified: 2014-10-01 19:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-01 19:48:49 UTC
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Description marc skinner 2014-10-01 18:29:53 UTC
Description of problem:

systemctl start/stop/restart service doesn't display success.  it would be nice to get something like an "OK service has started, or OK service has stopped ... etc.

this would be more inline with our chkconfig or service based commands from rhel 5/6.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

rhel 7

How reproducible:

run systemctl stop/start/restart any service

Expected results:

Information should be display after the command is run to show that it was successful or failed.

Additional info:

Customers new to systemctl may question if the command has run - the only way to confirm that the service is now running or now stopped is to run the systemctl status command.

Comment 1 Lukáš Nykrýn 2014-10-01 18:36:24 UTC
Is this really a problem? It common practice in linux world that tools are silent on success and prints error messages on failure.

Comment 2 marc skinner 2014-10-01 18:44:00 UTC
I guess I'm just used to seeing the Ok/FAILURE from the RHLE4/5/6 service commands that it would be nice to see with systemctl.  I know some of my customers have made the same comments.

Comment 4 Lukáš Nykrýn 2014-10-01 19:48:49 UTC
We have already discussed that. Maybe in the future we could add some verbose option to systemctl, but I don't think that this could help in all cases. For example when you have service with Type=simple systemctl will just tell pid1 to start it and returns without waiting to anything.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 978955 ***

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