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Cobblerd status shows failure

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SUSE Manager 4.0
SUSE Manager 4.1


The status of the cobblerd.service shows the following failure:

# systemctl status cobblerd
● cobblerd.service - Cobbler Helper Daemon
  Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cobblerd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
  Active: active (running) since Mon 2021-06-14 16:37:42 CEST; 1 weeks 6 days ago
 Process: 4840 ExecStartPost=/usr/bin/touch /usr/share/cobbler/web/cobbler.wsgi (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Main PID: 4839 (cobblerd)
   Tasks: 1
  CGroup: /system.slice/cobblerd.service
          └─4839 /usr/bin/python3 -s /usr/bin/cobblerd -F

Jun 14 16:37:42 vm-fld-suma-upg systemd[1]: Starting Cobbler Helper Daemon...
Jun 14 16:37:42 vm-fld-suma-upg touch[4840]: /usr/bin/touch: cannot touch '/usr/share/cobbler/web/cobbler.wsgi': No such file or directory
Jun 14 16:37:42 vm-fld-suma-upg systemd[1]: Started Cobbler Helper Daemon.



This is a cosmetic failure and can safely be ignored.


The touch command that is failing is used to restart a web application that could optionally be installed for cobblerd. This web application however is not used and therefore not installed on a SUSE Manager server.


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  • Document ID:000020304
  • Creation Date: 28-Jun-2021
  • Modified Date:28-Jun-2021
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