Bug#879216: /lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service:22: Executable path is not absolute: !!/lib/systemd/systemd-resolved

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Oct 20 16:24:04 BST 2017

Package: systemd
Version: 235-2
Severity: normal

Something about the service configuration for systemd-resolved doesn't
match what the service manager expects.   What does it mean to start an executable path with "!!" ?

0 dkg at alice:~$ systemctl status systemd-resolved
● systemd-resolved.service - Network Name Resolution
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
  Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service.d
   Active: inactive (dead)
     Docs: man:systemd-resolved.service(8)
    Tasks: 0 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/systemd-resolved.service

Oct 16 16:16:23 alice systemd[1]: /lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service:22: Executable path is not absolute: !!/lib/systemd/systemd-resolved
Oct 16 16:16:23 alice systemd[1]: /lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service:22: Executable path is not absolute: !!/lib/systemd/systemd-resolved
Oct 16 16:16:24 alice systemd[1]: /lib/systemd/system/systemd-resolved.service:22: Executable path is not absolute: !!/lib/systemd/systemd-resolved
3 dkg at alice:~$ systemctl cat systemd-resolved | grep ExecStart
ExecStartPost=+/bin/sh -c '[ ! -e /run/resolvconf/enable-updates ] || echo "nameserver" | /sbin/resolvconf -a systemd-resolved'
0 dkg at alice:~$ 

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'oldstable'), (200, 'unstable-debug'), (200, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages systemd depends on:
ii  adduser         3.116
ii  libacl1         2.2.52-3+b1
ii  libapparmor1    2.11.0-11
ii  libaudit1       1:2.7.8-1
ii  libblkid1       2.30.2-0.1
ii  libc6           2.24-17
ii  libcap2         1:2.25-1.1
ii  libcryptsetup4  2:1.7.5-1
ii  libgcrypt20     1.7.9-1
ii  libgpg-error0   1.27-3
ii  libidn11        1.33-2
ii  libip4tc0       1.6.1-2
ii  libkmod2        24-1
ii  liblz4-1        0.0~r131-2+b1
ii  liblzma5        5.2.2-1.3
ii  libmount1       2.30.2-0.1
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.6
ii  libseccomp2     2.3.1-2.1
ii  libselinux1     2.7-2
ii  libsystemd0     235-2
ii  mount           2.30.2-0.1
ii  procps          2:3.3.12-3
ii  util-linux      2.30.2-0.1

Versions of packages systemd recommends:
ii  dbus            1.11.20-1
ii  libpam-systemd  235-2

Versions of packages systemd suggests:
ii  policykit-1        0.105-18
ii  systemd-container  235-2

Versions of packages systemd is related to:
ii  dracut           045+132-1
pn  initramfs-tools  <none>
ii  udev             235-2

-- no debconf information

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