Syncthing broke after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

I recently upgraded from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS and Syncthing seems to have got broken in the process. I have a syncthing-resume.service but no other associated service. Any ideas?


Uninstall and reinstall it I guess. I have no idea what the cause is, perhaps there is something in the upgrade logs, but it’s not really a syncthing issue but an Ubuntu issue.

Is there way to do that and preserve all the folders? I guess by keeping the computer ID?

The config and keys that make up the id are stored in ~/.config/syncthing/, I suggest setting the remote side to be send only before you attempt these acrobatics, just in case something goes wrong.

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Ah-ha! After reinstalling and noticing it still doesn’t start on boot and the service is missing from the list (but not from the /etc/init directory), I think I’ve identified what happened.

Canonical discontinued upstart from Ubuntu 17.10 completely. Because my box was originally running 14.04 LTS, and then 16.04 LTS (where upstart was still supported), when I upgraded to 18.04, it simply started silently ignoring upstart scripts. :scream:

I tried following the instructions at Starting Syncthing Automatically — Syncthing v1 documentation, but I’m going crosseyed trying to follow them, being completely used to upstart. I’ll keep plugging away…

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