Bug#856985: systemd: Uninstalling systemd-cron hangs/crashes systemd

Andreas Bombe aeb at debian.org
Wed Mar 8 02:32:02 GMT 2017

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 10:05:38AM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Andreas, can you confirm that stopping the cron-update.path unit prior
> to the removal avoids the crash? You will have to edit
> /lib/systemd/system/cron-update.path to remove
>  RefuseManualStart=true
>  RefuseManualStop=true

I did:
- install systemd-cron again
- remove those lines
- systemctl daemon-reload (to pick up these changes)
- systemctl stop cron-update.path
- installed cron at the same time systemd-cron is uninstalled

Now I have seen no crash or other problems.

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