Creating custom systemd Service File

I had a requirement at work where in I need to create linux systemd custom services. But when I try to enable them by “systemctl enable abc.service”, an error is displayed:

“Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory”

Normally, we look for these custom files in the /etc/systemd/system/ directory and everything should work, though not sure why it doesn’t work now. Based on a post I read, systemd would look at the /usr/lib/systemd/system as well. So what I did is I added my custom service files in that directory, run “systemctl enable abc.service” again and alas! it did work. It is somehow a dirty solution but it did fix my problem, whew.




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