[systemd-devel] Service should run with a certain User?

Baldur baldur at email.de
Sat Apr 23 01:03:37 PDT 2011

Hi all,

after doing the simple examples of .service scripts, i was able to run 
some of my
home-brewn  services with fedora 15 beta.

However now i tried something advanced (?)  and i have to admit defeat. 
I have
simply no idea how to proceed.

I used to run with upstart a script with an "ugly" solution  to  do 
something like that
     su cruisctl -c "servicescript.sh"

This was not pretty, however the script did run under the wanted user.

Now i tried the same thing with systemd. It worked if tried the ugly 

I found that systemd has thee User= option, so i tried to avoid the su 
and start the
script with systemed.   But the service doesn't start
when i set the "User=" option, it always returns a 203 error.

Can somebody tell me what i am doing wrong?

Here is my test setup

Description=Cruise Control
After=local-fs.target network.target

#ExecStart=/usr/bin/java $CRUISCTLOPTIONS
ExecStart=/root/test.sh $CRUISCTLOPTIONS


The test.sh looks like this

echo "Start" >/tmp/x
echo Directory: $(pwd) >>/tmp/x
echo Ant Home: $ANT_HOME >>/tmp/x
echo $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 >>/tmp/x

sleep 60

Error is like that
cruisctl.service - Cruise Control
           Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/cruisctl.service)
           Active: failed
          Process: 4313 ExecStart=/root/test.sh $CRUISCTLOPTIONS 
(code=exited, status=203/EXEC)
           CGroup: name=systemd:/system/cruisctl.service

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