Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 846077
ntpd service does not start
Last modified: 2012-08-07 16:07:45 EDT
Description of problem:
ntpd service always fails to start:
# systemctl start ntpd.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit systemd-timedated-ntp.target failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status systemd-timedated-ntp.target' for details.
It seems that the systemd-timedated-ntp.target file is missing:
# ls /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-timedated-ntp.target
ls: cannot access /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-timedated-ntp.target: No such file or directory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ntp package
2. Try to start ntpd service
Commands fails due to missing target file
Command does not fail
Relevant item from systemd NEWS:
* timedated will now read known NTP implementation unit names
systemd-timedated-ntp.target has been removed.
I have this problem with Fedora 17. Manual start <systemctl start ntpd.service> does start NTPD but it never starts on reboot.
ntp.i686 4.2.6p5-2.fc17 @fedora
systemd.i686 44-17.fc17 @updates
The new hooking system seems to be described at:
For F17, the relavant bug is bug #821813.
Created attachment 602787 [details]
Removes dependency on system-timedated-ntp.target
Patch removes dependency on non-existing target. For more information on systemd-timedated please see.
Should be fixed in ntp-4.2.6p5-4.fc18. Thanks.