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Unmask a Masked Service in Systemd (Doc ID 2666717.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 systemd-tmpfile-clean.timer will not start, ignoring, unit is masked.
<hostname>{~}> systemctl start systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer
Failed to start systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer: Unit is masked.

<hostname>{~}> systemctl status -l systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer
● systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer
  Loaded: masked (/dev/null; bad)
  Active: inactive (dead)

May 01 09:30:08 <hostname> systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer, ignoring: Unit is masked.
May 01 09:30:28 <hostname> systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer, ignoring: Unit is masked.
May 01 09:30:28 <hostname> systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer, ignoring: Unit is masked.
May 01 09:30:33 <hostname> systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer, ignoring: Unit is masked.
May 01 09:30:39 <hostname> systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer, ignoring: Unit is masked.

Changes

 

Cause

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