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Old 07-07-2015, 11:57 PM   #1
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[arch] ZFS daemon fails to start; Systemd journal not working


On Arch Linux. Just upgraded and installed zfs-git from the AUR (the recommended way to install). Tried to start the zfs daemon with `systemctl start zfs.target`. That gave:
Code:
A dependency job for zfs.target failed. See 'journalctl -xe' for details.
journalctl -xe Or journalctl says:
Code:
Error was encountered while opening journal files: Geen gegevens beschikbaar
(Translation: "No data available", though I'm not sure about the exact equivalent message in the English version.) Journal files seem to be present and updated under /var/log/journal.
Google failed me. Where do I go from here?
 
Old 07-08-2015, 03:21 AM   #2
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journalctl -xe Or journalctl says:
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Error was encountered while opening journal files: Geen gegevens beschikbaar
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/45451

How did you install zfs-git?
 
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:15 AM   #3
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That is useful information about the bug. Thanks.
I removed the old packages with pacman -Rn. Then pacman -Syyu. Then downloaded the tarballs from the AUR and extracted them. Then did makepkg and pacman -U for spl-utils-git, spl-git, zfs-utils-git, zfs-git in that order.
 
Old 07-08-2015, 03:45 PM   #4
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What is the output of:
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systemctl status zfs.target
systemctl --failed
 
Old 07-10-2015, 01:06 AM   #5
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It seems a reboot resolved the issue. I could guess systemd needed to refresh some configuration.
A bit of a silly fix. Thanks, everybody, for your help.
The journalctl problem can be circumvented by adding the --system option.
 
  


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