Re: [dev] [quark] a monty-pythonesque journey with SYSTEMd

From: Georg Lehner <>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 08:49:57 +0200

Hello Spenser,

You could just install e.g. runit and use it to run quark.

With Debian it would be the 'runit-run' package.

Best Regards,


On 5/30/23 04:37, Spenser Truex wrote:
> My $10/yr VPS host Racknerd ungraciously requires that I'd make a support
> ticket in order to get a custom ISO for my VPS. I think I'd rather
> suffer and die. Fun awaits? Maybe I can collect a pile of .service files
> for some suckless programs?
> Quark has a slightly complex set of behaviours that make systemd not boot
> it. I think systemd sockets and systemd chroot shenanegains are involved
> here. It "starts" but causes systemd to hang on the systemctl start quark
> command. The socket doesn't open -- quark seems to be blocked in some way.
> Unbound has a similar issue, and it too has a chroot startup which is
> explicitly defined in their systemD service file on debian, but the
> unbound official recommendation is to use whatever magic code the program
> can run to install itself. And they recommend deleting the socket-related
> bits in the systemd service files directory. Despite this, I tried just
> copying the unbound config but wasn't able to get it to work. SystemD
> doesn't tell you why it doesn't work (please pay redhat instead for
> help installing programs on your VPS!).
> I hope to succeed on my quest for the Holy Grail in this desolate land.
Received on Tue May 30 2023 - 08:49:57 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Tue May 30 2023 - 10:00:09 CEST