systemctl complains about no installation config, but it exists

corsiKa asked:

While following this tutorial on installing tomcat on CentOS I came across a problem executing the line sudo systemctl enable tomcat – it complains with the following error message:

The unit files have no installation config (WantedBy, RequiredBy, Also, Alias
settings in the [Install] section, and DefaultInstance for template units).
This means they are not meant to be enabled using systemctl.

However, I clearly have an entry in my [Install] section:

[Unit]
Description=Tomcat 9 servlet container
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=forking

User=tomcat
Group=tomcat

Environment="JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jre"
Environment="JAVA_OPTS=-Djava.security.egd=file:///dev/urandom"

Environment="CATALINA_BASE=/opt/tomcat/latest"
Environment="CATALINA_HOME=/opt/tomcat/latest"
Environment="CATALINA_PID=/opt/tomcat/latest/temp/tomcat.pid"
Environment="CATALINA_OPTS=-Xms256M -Xmx512M -server -XX:+UseParallelGC"

ExecStart=/opt/tomcat/latest/bin/startup.sh
ExecStop=/opt/tomcat/latest/bin/shutdown.sh

[INSTALL]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

How can I get it to allow me to enable this service? I believe I’ve done everything right that it’s asking for.

My answer:


Your systemd unit doesn’t have an [Install] section. It does, however, have an [INSTALL] section. Section names are case sensitive.


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