Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984220
transmission daemon built without systemd-support, won't start
Last modified: 2013-07-18 01:52:52 EDT
Created attachment 773120 [details]
add systemd-devel BR fo daemon
Description of problem:
2.80-1.fc19 is built without systemd support. You can check it in build.log:
checking for SYSTEMD_DAEMON... no
This happens because configure script calls pkg-config to find libsystemd-daemon. And it only works if systemd-devel is installed:
% rpm -qf /usr/lib64/pkgconfig/libsystemd-daemon.pc
Without systemd support, transmission-daemon won't send proper notifies and will not start - systemd will hit a timeout waiting for notify and will kill the daemon.
The fix is to add systemd-devel to buildrequires.
Thank you for your bug report. I'll push a fix first thing tomorrow morning. I haven't access to my laptop today.
transmission-2.80-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
It is worth noting that this update also changes the location of the config file from:
So, after upgrading, all torrents, settings, etc will be lost. Is this intentional, or is this a bug?
It is a intentional change. We used to include a custom systemd service file that handled this in previous versions and since upstream 2.80 release now includes a systemd service file, we have dropped our Fedora specific one. So you will have to move your configuration file to this new location. Sorry about the hassle but it will be a one time change. The idea behind systemd is to unify these type of configuration changes across distributions and Fedora tends to stay as close to upstream software as feasible generally.
@Ankur, please note this change in the bodhi update.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing transmission-2.80-2.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
transmission-2.80-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.