my SysV daemons not starting on boot

Michael D. Berger m.d.berger at
Wed Nov 2 14:32:33 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at 
> [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of 
> T.C. Hollingsworth
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 21:07
> To: Community support for Fedora users
> Subject: Re: my SysV daemons not starting on boot
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Michael D. Berger 
> <m.d.berger at> wrote:
> > Always, started or not, I get the same thing:
> >
> > #systemctl status myDaemon.service
> > myDaemon.service
> >          Loaded: error
> >          Active: inactive (dead)
> That's very strange.  If a file "/etc/init.d/myDaemon" 
> exists, systemd should create a virtual "myDaemon.service".  
> (Emphasis on "virtual"; no file is created on disk.)
> Check syslog (/var/log/messages) for any errors related to 
> your daemon.  If there are none, reboot and edit your kernel 
> command line, removing "rhgb quiet" and adding 
> "systemd.log_level=debug" and check again.

I have removed "rhgb quiet" but not yet added
I have also removed my SYSTEMCTL_SKIP_REDIRECT=1
In /vat/log/boot.log I find:
   Starting SYSV: controls myDaemon daemons...
   Starting myDaemon: ^[[60G[^[[0;32m  OK  ^[[0;39m]^M
   Started SYSV: controls myDaemon daemons.
Debig informs me that myDaemon is starting, but rapidly
crashing. I am now working on that (after meetings).

I assume that once I get that fixed, I can expect
#systemctl status myDaemon.service
to show something else.  Right?

Thanks for guidance.

Michael D. Berger
m.d.berger at

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