Bug 818688 - polipo service fails to start at boot
Summary: polipo service fails to start at boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: polipo
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernard Johnson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-05-03 18:27 UTC by John C Peterson
Modified: 2012-07-11 23:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-07-11 23:52:41 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description John C Peterson 2012-05-03 18:27:14 UTC
Description of problem: The polipo service fails to start (by systemd).

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

How reproducible: 100% reproducible.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the polipo package
2. Enable it with: "systemctl enable polipo.service"
3. Attempt to start it: "systemctl start polipo.service" (or reboot the system)

Actual results: The polipo service fails to start, from /var/log/messages;

May  3 10:24:40 kd6ekq systemd[1]: Failed to load environment files: No such file or directory
May  3 10:24:40 kd6ekq systemd[1]: polipo.service failed to run 'start' task: No such file or directory
May  3 10:24:40 kd6ekq systemd[1]: Unit polipo.service entered failed state.

Expected results: It should start.

Additional info: It looks to be caused by a couple of mistakes in the conversion form SYSV Init to systemd. In the file: /lib/systemd/system/polipo.service, note the two lines:

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/polipo -c $CONFIG

1) The polipo package does NOT contain a file "/etc/sysconfig/polipo", probably just got left out by mistake

2) The ExecStart entry appears to be erroneous, there is no file named /usr/sbin/polipo (the polipo executable is packaged as /usr/bin/polipo)

I got it to work fine for me by making these changes;

1) I created a file "/etc/sysconfig/polipo" containing these two lines;
# Command line options for polipo

2) I corrected the error in /lib/systemd/system/polipo.service;
ExecStart=/usr/bin/polipo -c $CONFIG

Comment 1 Carl van Tonder 2012-05-17 18:42:12 UTC
Same version, same problem.

Cheers for your fine workaround, John.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-29 05:21:08 UTC
polipo- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 3 John C Peterson 2012-06-29 18:23:14 UTC
The updated package polipo- with fixes for this bug should be available shortly in fedora-updates-testing. As most people don't have the updates-testing repository enabled, use the --enablerepo command line option to temporarily enable it;

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing upgrade polipo

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-30 22:11:33 UTC
Package polipo-
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing polipo-'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-07-11 23:52:41 UTC
polipo- has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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