Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 817462
plymouth disabled & removed but still tries to start
Last modified: 2012-06-15 04:40:54 EDT
Description of problem:
After removing plymouth systemd still tries to start plymouth-start.service on start (and plymouth-reboot.service on reboot). `systemctl disable plymouth-start.service` does not helps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): F17, systemd-44-7.fc17.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove plymouth
There's 'failed' message when starting plymouth-start.service
Plymouth does not tries to start => no errors reported.
$ sudo systemctl status plymouth-start.service
plymouth-start.service - Show Plymouth Boot Screen
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/plymouth-start.service; static)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:36:47 +0400; 12min ago
Apr 30 10:36:47 bart (lymouthd): Failed at step EXEC spawning /sbin/plymouthd: No such file or directory
$ rpm -qa | grep plymouth
$ # no output
$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/systemd/system/plymouth-start.service
I believe /usr/lib/systemd/system/plymouth-start.service should belong to plymouth package, not systemd.
(In reply to comment #0)
> After removing plymouth systemd still tries to start plymouth-start.service
> on start (and plymouth-reboot.service on reboot). `systemctl disable
> plymouth-start.service` does not helps.
plymouth-start.service has no [Install] section. It cannot be disabled this way. However, you can mask it: "systemctl mask plymouth-start.service".
> I believe /usr/lib/systemd/system/plymouth-start.service should belong to
> plymouth package, not systemd.
Yes. This is now fixed in Rawhide, where the plymouth unit files have been moved to the plymouth package.
I won't try to fix this in F17 though, because the bug's impact is low and there's a risk of breaking something in the move.