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Unable to start vsftpd on Fedora 16

asked 2011-11-13 16:13:40 -0500

Mohan G gravatar image

Hi, I just installed Fedora-16 usling live image.I am unable to star ftp service on my machine. I installed vsftpd-2.3.4-5.fc16.i686 using 'yum install vsftpd' without any errors. But when I try to start using 'service vsftpd start' it faills with following erro massage.

Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start vsftpd.service Failed to issue method call: Unit vsftpd.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status vsftpd.service' for details.

Please let me know the problem.

Thanks Mohan

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answered 2011-11-13 20:35:17 -0500

VSFTPD start up in Fedora 16 #vsftpd #fedora16

One of my Saturday projects was to get VSFTP working on the new Fedora 16 Setup for maintaining Drupal 7.

The new (and not improved) way of starting the VSFTPD service goes like this, since all you know is history. =)

$ sudo systemctl enable vsftpd@.service <=== enables the service

$ sudo systemctl start vsftpd@vsftpd.service

You will probably want to include these lines in your startup scripts

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It is because of the way the service file is written. It is written poorly and that needs to be fixed. Nothing other than vsftpd should really change much

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-11-14 05:35:44 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-11-13 16:24:49 -0500

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You need to configure the service first before starting it. Also there are some bugs with the service file. Refer to rhbz#753365

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answered 2011-11-13 16:49:19 -0500

Mohan G gravatar image

But, it used to work with default configuration on Fedora15, also on F-14. So, may I know what explicit configuration is needed on F-16 ?

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This is why I referred you to the bug report

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-11-13 16:59:52 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-12-25 01:58:50 -0500

problem in vsftpd service starting

Starting vsftpd (via systemctl): Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details. [FAILED]

[root@sachin sachin]# chkconfig vsftpd on [root@sachin sachin]# systemctl status vsftpd.service vsftpd.service - LSB: Very Secure Ftp Daemon Loaded: loaded (/etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd) Active: failed since Sun, 25 Dec 2011 13:11:04 +0530; 32s ago CGroup: name=systemd:/system/vsftpd.service

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