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Oracle Linux: OSWatcher Installable Version is Not Starting Up (Doc ID 2613126.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The OSWatcher rpm package version 7.3.3-5.el7 is not starting.

# systemctl start oswatcher
# ps -aux | grep oswatcher
root     12414  0.0  0.2 112724  2300 pts/0    R+   12:42   0:00 grep --color=auto oswatcher

When enabling the service it returns the following message:

# systemctl enable oswatcher
oswatcher.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
Executing /sbin/chkconfig oswatcher on
 

The service can be restarted, but its still going into exit state:

# systemctl restart oswatcher
● oswatcher.service - SYSV: OSW (OSWatcher) is a series of unix shell scripts used to collect OS and network metrics.
These metrics are then archived to ascii files.
This tool runs continuously but saves only the last x number of hours of data.
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/rc.d/init.d/oswatcher; bad; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Thu 2019-11-21 12:41:41 EST; 1min 22s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 12364 ExecStart=/etc/rc.d/init.d/oswatcher start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Nov 21 12:41:40 hostname systemd[1]: Starting SYSV: OSW (OSWatcher) is a series of unix shell scripts used to collect OS and network metrics.
These metrics are then archived to ascii files. This tool runs continuously but saves only the last x number of hours of data....
Nov 21 12:41:41 hostname oswatcher[12364]: Starting oswatcher: [  OK  ]
Nov 21 12:41:41 hostname systemd[1]: Started SYSV: OSW (OSWatcher) is a series of unix shell scripts used to collect OS and network metrics.
These metrics are then archived to ascii files. This tool runs continuously but saves only the last x number of hours of data..

Additionally, the files are not getting created:

# ls -l /var/log/oswatcher
total 4
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 75 Nov 21 12:41 log


Changes

Installed OSWatcher package version 7.3.3-5.el7.

Cause

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