I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to start cron service without success. I always get this after running
service cron start:
Job for cron.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
systemctl status cron.service says that the cron service is loaded but failed:
cron.service Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/cron; bad; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2018-06-15 09:06:19 AWST; 6min ago Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8) Process: 22707 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/cron start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) cron: Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) cron: utility, e.g. service cron start cron: initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused cron: Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an cron: Upstart job, you may also use the start(8) utility, e.g. start cron cron: start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused systemd: cron.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1 systemd: Failed to start cron.service. systemd: cron.service: Unit entered failed state. systemd: cron.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Any hint on how to make cron service to successfully start?