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I recently upgraded to 18.04 Initially everything went smooth but now services are failing to start...

Firslty snapd.service stopped working. Following was the error when i ran systemctl start snapd.service :

Job for snapd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status snapd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

systemctl status snapd.service returns this:

● snapd.service - Snappy daemon Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/snapd.service; enabled; vendor preset: en
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-06-25 16:40:19 IST; 4min 16 Process: 17034 ExecStart=/usr/lib/snapd/snapd (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 17034 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Service hold-off time o Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Scheduled restart job, Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Stopped Snappy daemon. Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Start request repeated Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Failed with result 'exi Jun 25 16:40:19 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Failed to start Snappy daemon.

journalctl -xe returns this:

-- Subject: Unit snapd.service has finished shutting down -- Defined-By: systemd

-- Support: http://www.ubuntu.com/support

-- Unit snapd.service has finished shutting down. Jun 25 16:53:01 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Start request repeated Jun 25 16:53:01 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.service: Failed with result 'exi Jun 25 16:53:01 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Failed to start Snappy daemon. -- Subject: Unit snapd.service has failed -- Defined-By: systemd

-- Support: http://www.ubuntu.com/support

-- Unit snapd.service has failed.

-- The result is RESULT. Jun 25 16:53:01 shubhamubuntu systemd1: snapd.socket: Failed with result 'serv Jun 25 16:53:22 shubhamubuntu google-chrome.desktop[2586]: [2586:2586:0625/16532 Jun 25 16:53:52 shubhamubuntu sudo[17595]: shubhamg931 : TTY=pts/3 ; PWD=/home/s Jun 25 16:53:52 shubhamubuntu sudo[17595]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opene Jun 25 16:53:52 shubhamubuntu sudo[17595]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session close Jun 25 16:55:01 shubhamubuntu CRON[17614]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opene Jun 25 16:55:01 shubhamubuntu CRON[17615]: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > / Jun 25 16:55:01 shubhamubuntu CRON[17614]: pam_unix(cron:session): session close Jun 25 16:55:52 shubhamubuntu gnome-keyring-daemon[2207]: asked to register item lines 1905-1928/1928 (END)

I thought it was only for snapd.service but now when today I ran systemctl start apache2 same error came:

Job for apache2.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status apache2.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

systemctl status apache2.service returns this:

● apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset:
Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d └─apache2-systemd.conf Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-06-25 16:36:37 IST; 8min ag Process: 16268 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/apachectl stop (code=exited, status=1/FAILUR
Process: 10629 ExecReload=/usr/sbin/apachectl graceful (code=exited, status=0/ Process: 16767 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=1/FAIL Main PID: 11147 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Starting The Apache HTTP Server... Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu apachectl[16767]: AH00526: Syntax error on line 16 Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu apachectl[16767]: Header has too many arguments Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu apachectl[16767]: Action 'start' failed. Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu apachectl[16767]: The Apache error log may have mo Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu systemd1: apache2.service: Control process exite Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu systemd1: apache2.service: Failed with result 'e Jun 25 16:36:37 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server

journalctl -xe returns this:

Jun 25 17:01:46 shubhamubuntu anacron[17739]: Normal exit (0 jobs run) Jun 25 17:03:05 shubhamubuntu polkitd(authority=local)[1214]: Registered Authent Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu polkitd(authority=local)[1214]: Operator of unix-s Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Starting The Apache HTTP Server... -- Subject: Unit apache2.service has begun start-up -- Defined-By: systemd

-- Support: http://www.ubuntu.com/support

-- Unit apache2.service has begun starting up. Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu apachectl[17768]: AH00526: Syntax error on line 16 Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu apachectl[17768]: Header has too many arguments Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu apachectl[17768]: Action 'start' failed. Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu apachectl[17768]: The Apache error log may have mo Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu systemd1: apache2.service: Control process exite Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu systemd1: apache2.service: Failed with result 'e Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu systemd1: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server -- Subject: Unit apache2.service has failed -- Defined-By: systemd

-- Support: http://www.ubuntu.com/support

-- Unit apache2.service has failed.

-- The result is RESULT. Jun 25 17:03:09 shubhamubuntu polkitd(authority=local)[1214]: Unregistered Authe lines 1924-1947/1947 (END)

I referred to following thread: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/snapd/+bug/1592503 but they also do not seem to reach any conclusion before the thread expired.

UPDATE: sudo apt install --reinstall snapd returns:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/12.2 MB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. (Reading database ... 197446 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../snapd_2.32.9+18.04_amd64.deb ... Unpacking snapd (2.32.9+18.04) over (2.32.9+18.04) ... Setting up snapd (2.32.9+18.04) ... snapd.snap-repair.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it. Job for snapd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status snapd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. Job for snapd.seeded.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status snapd.seeded.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...

  • Where are the journalctl -xe messages! – George Udosen Jun 25 '18 at 11:30
  • @GeorgeUdosen i have updated the messages in question – Shubham Gupta Jun 25 '18 at 11:35
  • For apache Syntax error on line 16, and for snapd try to re-install sudo apt install --reinstall snapd – George Udosen Jun 25 '18 at 11:51
  • @GeorgeUdosen i have update the error for sudo apt install --reinstall snapd – Shubham Gupta Jun 25 '18 at 11:58

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