[Nut-upsuser] ups services not starting at boot time

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Fri Feb 4 23:31:53 GMT 2022

On 2/5/22 00:33, Timur Tabi wrote:
> On 1/11/22 11:21 PM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>> 2. Run the following commands:
>> #systemctl disable nut-driver
>> #systemctl enable nut-driver.timer
> When I run this command, I get this warning:
> # systemctl enable nut-driver.timer
> The unit files have no installation config (WantedBy=, RequiredBy=, 
> Also=,
> Alias= settings in the [Install] section, and DefaultInstance= for 
> template
> units). This means they are not meant to be enabled using systemctl.
> Possible reasons for having this kind of units are:
> • A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's
>   .wants/ or .requires/ directory.
> • A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which 
> has
>   a requirement dependency on it.
> • A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer,
>   D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...).
> • In case of template units, the unit is meant to be enabled with some
>   instance name specified.
> I don't think it's loading:
> # systemctl | grep nut
> ● nut-driver.service                                   loaded failed 
> failed    Network UPS Tools - power device driver controller
> ● nut-monitor.service                                   loaded failed 
> failed    Network UPS Tools - power device monitor and shutdown 
> controller
>   nut-server.service                                    loaded active 
> running   Network UPS Tools - power devices information server

Quite odd. I tested on my CentOS 7 prior to mailing and there were no 
complains when I enabled it. I can only guess that the systemd shipped 
in Fedora has more restrictions/checks. Try the next one:

[root at wolfy3 ~]# cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/nut-driver.timer
Description=Delay startup of nut-driver by as many seconds as specified 
in the [Timer] section



[root at wolfy3 ~]# systemctl enable nut-driver.timer
Created symlink from 
/etc/systemd/system/default.target.wants/nut-driver.timer to 

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