Description of problem: systemd-journal-upload doesn't start
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): systemd-216-20.fc21.x86_64
How reproducible: Every time so far
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /etc/systemd/system/systemd-journal-upload.service.d/systemd-journal-upload.conf with contents:
2. systemctl daemon-reload
3. systemctl restart systemd-journal-upload.service
Actual results: systemd: systemd-journal-upload.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=217/USER
Expected results: Expect process to start properly
Additional info: If I add the line
to the end of my /etc/systemd/system/systemd-journal-upload.service.d/systemd-journal-upload.conf file, the process starts up properly. There appears to be no user: systemd-journal-upload as specified in: /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-journal-upload.service.
I can understand the default unit file not working until a suitable --url flag is specified for the process, but expected other default settings to work OK.
This is a packaging error: systemd-journal-upload was supposed to be in systemd-journal-gateway subpackage. And some parts were (the scripts to create the user, a man page), and some parts were left in the main package by mistake. systemd-journal-gatewayd and systemd-journal-remote and systemd-journal-upload are all moved to systemd-journal-gatewayd subpackage now.
(In reply to Duncan Innes from comment #0)
> Additional info: If I add the line
You shouldn't do that. There are no known vulnerabilities in those utils, but running as a non-root user provides significant security benefits in case something goes wrong.
systemd-216-23.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing systemd-216-24.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Sorry - won't have access to my Fedora test rig as on holiday until mid April. Will test once back.
systemd-216-24.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.