I’ve already used syncthing with systemd without problems. But I’ve bought a new computer and decided to use home directory encryption so I need to start synthing as user service after login. And I’am unable to do it. I’ve tried
systemctl --user enable syncthing.service
as mentioned in syncthing documentation. It successfully created link in ~/.config/systemd/user/default.target.wants. I can run sycthing manually with systemctl start command. But it never starts automatically.
After some inspection I found, that, despite of theese links, syncthing is missing from default.target dependencies when I try to list them with list-dependencies systemctl command. Which is the problem, probably. I don’t know how to fix it hovever.
What I’am doing wrong? Besides lack of experience with systemd
systemctl --user status syncthing.service say? And please excuse the question, I am asking everything that comes to mind and wasn’t mentioned explicitly: You did use
--user when using
list-dependencies, right? Also if the status logs are filled with the manual start, you can check logs from after login with
journalctl --user -u syncthing.
systemctl --user status syncthing.service
● syncthing.service - Syncthing - Open Source Continuous File Synchronization
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/syncthing.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-12-07 21:27:04 CET; 23min ago
Main PID: 9187 (syncthing)
└─9187 /usr/bin/syncthing -no-browser -no-restart -logflags=0
pro 07 21:28:20 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder "gradle data" (gradle-data)
pro 07 21:28:36 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder Textury
pro 07 21:30:19 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder "home-p2" (s2wuq-akcth)
pro 07 21:30:29 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Established secure connection to 2WI2RJS-L3VH6QX-6Z7QBBI-PZ5UZFG-4GXZYOO-ZCTHN5S-PXEHEFC-FMEEUQF at 192.168.1.199:55856-192.168.1.200:22000 (tcp-client) (TL
pro 07 21:30:29 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Device 2WI2RJS-L3VH6QX-6Z7QBBI-PZ5UZFG-4GXZYOO-ZCTHN5S-PXEHEFC-FMEEUQF client is "syncthing v0.14.40" named "infime"
pro 07 21:30:43 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Connected to already connected device 2WI2RJS-L3VH6QX-6Z7QBBI-PZ5UZFG-4GXZYOO-ZCTHN5S-PXEHEFC-FMEEUQF (existing: 192.168.1.199:55856-192.168.1.200:22000/tcp
pro 07 21:32:07 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder Modely
pro 07 21:32:47 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: kcp://0.0.0.0:22020 detected NAT type: Port restricted NAT
pro 07 21:32:47 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: kcp://0.0.0.0:22020 resolved external address kcp://220.127.116.11:41934 (via stun.schlund.de:3478)
pro 07 21:35:56 infisky syncthing: [SNEDS] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder Documents
I’ve started syncthing manually. And yes, I’am using --user switch everywhere. Journalctl shows nothing:
journalctl --user -u syncthing
No journal files were found.
-- No entries --
Weird that the
-u parameter doesn’t work with
--user, no idea why. But the service is enabled, so it should just work. You can have a look at just
journalctl --user, but I don’t know what to look for.
Note that in general this is supposed to work. In fact, here on my machine (Arch Linux) it works fine:
journalctl --user -fu syncthing
-- Logs begin at Tue 2017-06-06 19:32:02 CEST. --
Dez 07 22:30:14 martchus-arch syncthing: [HP76R] INFO: Completed initial scan of readwrite folder music
However, I remember someone mentioning the same problem (no log for
--user services) on IRC. Not sure what the solution was.
Stupid question, but did you execute all commands with the correct user? For example, if you accidentally call
systemctl --user enable syncthing.service as root, the service will not be enabled for your regular user.
Which dependencies are missing according to
systemctl list-dependencies --user syncthing?
I’am not running it as root. Dependencies are:
$systemctl list-dependencies --user syncthing
● │ └─dbus.socket
And I think, that I have the neccessary systemd links:
drwxr-xr-x 2 disnel disnel 4096 pro 6 20:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 3 disnel disnel 4096 pro 6 20:21 ../
lrwxrwxrwx 1 disnel disnel 47 pro 6 20:25 syncthing-inotify.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/user/syncthing-inotify.service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 disnel disnel 39 pro 6 20:25 syncthing.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/user/syncthing.service
I think, that the problem is missing dependency here:
disnel@infisky:~$ systemctl --user list-dependencies default.target
● │ └─dbus.socket
But it should be added with mentioned links, right?
The problem was home folder encryption. I removed it, due to another problem (thread about awfully slow initial scan) and it started working…
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