Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

  1. #1

    Default systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    I followed the instructions to upgrade with zypper in
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade

    It all went fairly smooth until I rebooted to use the new kernel etc... And it couldn't shutdown. {I had to pull the plug on it.}

    I booted another installed Linux and examined the opensuse file system. I had almost given up and gone with a fresh install when I noticed that the symlinks in /etc/systemd were broken... All /lib/systemd had were a few empty directories...
    So when I found the systemd stuff in /usr/lib/systemd I deleted the virtually empty /lib/systemd tree and did a

    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib/systemd /lib/systemd
    When I finaly booted opensuse 12.3, it all seems to work.

    I just hope my fix won't give me grief later...

    Was the symlink a good idea?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Virginia Sector 13
    Posts
    16,288

    Default Re: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    I don't know I can't find any ref to upgrading via zypper in. Maybe you mean zypper dup??

  3. #3

    Default Re: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post
    I booted another installed Linux and examined the opensuse file system. I had almost given up and gone with a fresh install when I noticed that the symlinks in /etc/systemd were broken... All /lib/systemd had were a few empty directories...
    So when I found the systemd stuff in /usr/lib/systemd I deleted the virtually empty /lib/systemd tree and did a

    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib/systemd /lib/systemd
    When I finaly booted opensuse 12.3, it all seems to work.

    I just hope my fix won't give me grief later...

    Was the symlink a good idea?
    It shouldn't be necessary.
    Maybe it would be better to just remove the dangling symlinks in /etc/systemd/. The defaults should be used then.
    Or redirect the symlinks to /usr/lib/systemd/.
    Or enable the corresponding services again with systemctl, the links should be corrected then.

    Although having symlinked /lib/systemd to /usr/lib/systemd should do no harm.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    I don't know I can't find any ref to upgrading via zypper in. Maybe you mean zypper dup??
    He doesn't say anything about having used "zypper in". He said he "followed the instructions to upgrade with zypper, in http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade". (I added a comma for clarity... )

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    On 2014-03-14 18:26, gogalthorp wrote:
    >
    > I don't know I can't find any ref to upgrading via zypper in. Maybe you
    > mean zypper dup??


    No, he means he used the instructions about using "zypper" found on the
    site of the URL posted. :-)

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    On 2014-03-14 07:56, jtwdyp wrote:
    > When I finaly booted opensuse 12.3, it all seems to work.
    >
    > I just hope my fix won't give me grief later...
    >
    > Was the symlink a good idea?


    Dunno.

    If you have doubts, you can do an "offline upgrade" on top of wht you
    have. Offline upgrade
    method


    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

  6. #6

    Default Re: systemd issue on upgrade 12.2>12.3 had to symlink /lib/systemd

    Thanks to all of you!

    and oops, my bad, that missing comma, was in fact a typo...

    Sorry for the confusion.

    BTW: The upgraded {yes via "zypper dup"} opensuse system is running strong, so I think I shall leave that symlink in place...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •