Bug 998615 - RFE: systemd should report errors in [Install] section better
RFE: systemd should report errors in [Install] section better
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: systemd-maint
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-19 11:30 EDT by sakodak
Modified: 2016-11-03 23:30 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: systemd-232-1.fc26
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Last Closed: 2016-11-03 23:30:28 EDT
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Description sakodak 2013-08-19 11:30:00 EDT
Description of problem:

Attempted to create a new service and I had a typo in the "Install" stanza.  Instead of telling me there was a problem in the "Install" stanza I received the following message:

Failed to issue method call: Invalid argument

It took may way longer than was necessary to find the typo (my eyesight isn't the greatest, and I had multi-user-target instead of multi-user.target).

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Create a new service, have a typo in the WantedBy= directive in the [Install] stanza.
2.  Attempt to enable service.

Actual results:

Given non-useful error message of:

Failed to issue method call: Invalid argument

Expected results:

Should say something like:

Invalid target declared in WantedBy (or something similar.)

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