I know it’s not all that new, but not something I’ve spent much time working with. Previously using init.d to enable/disable systems services. Today I remove a program from my system and purged the config files. But it left behind a service in a failed condition. Of course it failed. I just removed all the files and config.
systemctl I could see my magicbox service still there and failed.
$ systemctl status magicbox.service ● magicbox.service - Magic Box process Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/magicbox.service; enabled; ven Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2017-11-01 13:36:57 GMT; 1min 9s Process: 839 ExecStart=/opt/magicbox/embedded/bin/start (code=exited, s Main PID: 839 (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)
Thankfully the clue is in the output. It tells me where the
.service file is on the Loaded: line. So to tidy up I followed part of the guidance I found here:
$ sudo systemctl disable [servicename] $ sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/[servicename] $ sudo systemctl daemon-reload $ sudo systemctl reset-failed
But bear in mind that the service I want isn’t located there. It’s under
/usr/lib/systemd/system so I needed to remove that file instead.