Installation on VPS (CentOS 7.3 image)

**NethServer Version: 7

I am trying to get this installed on my VPS, and it looks like everything gets installed correctly, but at the end of the log i get this:

Fri Feb 10 21:08:11 UTC 2017 systemctl start nethserver-system-init.service
Failed to start nethserver-system-init.service: Operation refused, unit nethserver-system-init.service may be requested by dependency only.
See system logs and ‘systemctl status nethserver-system-init.service’ for details.
Fri Feb 10 21:08:11 UTC 2017 End
Fri Feb 10 21:18:51 UTC 2017 Already installed
Fri Feb 10 21:18:52 UTC 2017 End

Figured it out finally!

Had to enable the service manually, then reboot:

systemctl enable nethserver-system-init.service


This sounds like a bug.

I will dig into it and let you know.

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yes @giacomo please check it asap…

how i can reproduce it:

  1. install ns7 on a vps (vmware based with centos7.3 image and dhcp)
  2. install c7.3 in dhcp and then ns7 on proxmox
  3. install ns7 on c7.3 for rpi2

if i understand correctly the service is called from

nethserver-install: logexec “systemctl start nethserver-system-init.service”

but the unit file has:



Davide already opened a bug:

We are working on it.

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Yes it is a bug! It seems trivial, please @ang3l12 @dz00te help me to test this fix!

  • Start from a clean centos minimal installation
  • install the testing package:
      yum localinstall
  • run as usual nethserver-install

You should get the well known message (note the IP):

Configuring system, please wait...

You can access the Web interface at:

    https://localhost.localdomain:980 (or

    Login: root

Installation log can be found here: /var/log/nethserver-install.log

More info:

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