Bug 693500 - chkconfig --list does not match systemctl is-enabled
chkconfig --list does not match systemctl is-enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: chkconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-04-04 16:09 EDT by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:27 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: chkconfig-1.3.52-1.fc15
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Last Closed: 2011-05-03 00:54:28 EDT
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Description Jeff Bastian 2011-04-04 16:09:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I was confused while trying to figure out why the avahi-daemon service was not starting at boot.  chkconfig told me it was enabled:
    # chkconfig --list avahi-daemon

    Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
          systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overriden by native
          systemd configuration.

    avahi-daemon    0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

But the service was not starting at boot.

After reading through bug 647831, I tried the new systemctl command:
    # systemctl is-enabled avahi-daemon.service || echo avahi disabled
    avahi disabled

A quick 'systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service' and reboot got avahi-daemon up and running.

Please make chkconfig --list show the actual enabled/disabled status of the service.

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How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. systemctl disable avahi-daemon.service
2. chkconfig --list avahi-daemon

Actual results:
avahi-daemon    0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Expected results:
avahi-daemon    0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2011-04-04 16:43:48 EDT
That comment is there for a reason. It's a non-trivial change, and is not scheduled for Fedora 15.
Comment 2 Jeff Bastian 2011-04-04 17:31:42 EDT
Maybe it's just me, but I read the first part of the notice "This output shows SysV services only" and I thought, "Well, chkconfig is showing avahi-daemon, so that must mean it is a SysV service and thus the output is authoritative."

The second part of the notice -- that it might be overridden by a systemd config -- didn't click with me at first.

Re-wording the notice to make the "systemd can override this" part more prominent might help the transition to systemd.  For example:

    Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
          systemd services.
    Note: native systemd services can override SysV configuration.  See the
          systemctl(1) man page and /etc/systemd/system/*.wants/*.service
    Note: See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SysVinit_to_Systemd_Cheatsheet

Or maybe it's just me...
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2011-04-04 20:09:29 EDT
No, it's reasonable to work on the wording. Will have to check the translation status during the string freeze.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2011-04-26 17:46:01 EDT
Can't change the wording now; it will break translations. However, I did commit the following.


This makes chkconfig not show anything in --list for services overridden by systemd files; it will still print the warning. Hopefully this will be less confusing.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-04-27 13:49:19 EDT
chkconfig-1.3.52-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 6 Jeff Bastian 2011-04-28 10:07:24 EDT
I can confirm the new chkconfig successfully hides avahi-daemon:

$ sudo chkconfig --list | grep avahi

Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
      systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overridden by native
      systemd configuration.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-04-28 15:02:08 EDT
Package chkconfig-1.3.52-1.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing chkconfig-1.3.52-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2011-05-03 00:54:09 EDT
chkconfig-1.3.52-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Maurizio 2012-12-22 20:25:13 EST
sistem hijacked
Comment 10 Maurizio 2012-12-23 01:42:16 EST
i cant see all services at root  they only be display at service configuration manager

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