why does my systemd-services not work? (dbmail-imapd)

Tomasz Torcz tomek at pipebreaker.pl
Thu Jun 16 12:10:09 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 01:49:32PM +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
> below my "dbmail-imapd.service"
> i will send a copy to the dbmail-mailing-list
> some minutes ago dbmail-imapd <defunct> was in ps aux
> i am not sure what here happens, finally systedm shoots the service down
> PIDFile is given and /etc/init.d-scripts used this too
> [root at testserver:/lib/systemd/system]$ cat dbmail-imapd.service
> [Unit]
> Description=DBMail IMAP Server
> After=syslog.target mysqld.service local-fs.target network.target
> [Service]
> Type=forking
> PIDFile=/var/run/dbmail-imapd.pid
> ExecStart=/usr/sbin/dbmail-imapd
> [Install]
> WantedBy=multi-user.target

  I succeeded with following:

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/dbmail-imapd -D

  So, without Type (default to simple), without explicit PIDFile and with 
daemon running in foreground.

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