[systemd-devel] Explain status "Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)"

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu May 9 10:50:07 UTC 2019

Am 09.05.19 um 12:25 schrieb Ulrich Windl:
> I'm developing a service and getting the status of my target gives:
> ‚óŹ iotwatch.target
>    Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
>    Active: active since Thu 2019-05-09 12:00:56 CEST; 18min ago
> I guess it's not a file named "Reason" that's missing. Despite of my
> recommendation to create helpful error messages, can you explain what it means?
> Even after an strace I could not find out what is missing.

iotwatch.target and the large amount of posts about abolsute basics with
no information like contents of unit files is annoying

and frankly starting your conversations with "Cause of the trouble (and
possible reason for systemd's unpopularity) seems to be rather arbitrary
restrictions without reasoning (which is completely against the GNU
spirit of seeking for limitless software)" won't get you far when you
state that you lived under a stone for nearly a decade and now are
starting by zero with systemd

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