fails again on new Centos 7 (Workaround)

I’m using to install ERPNext on a new updated Centos 7 install (fwiw, using a VirtualBox vm on Win7).

[root@whizzer ~]# ./ --setup-production
Installing for centos 7 amd64
In case you encounter an error, you can post on

Adding centos mariadb repo
Installing packages for centos. This might take time…
Installing wkhtmltopdf
Configuring CentOS services
Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory
[root@whizzer ~]#

From running the calls in configure_services_centos7() manually, it seems the cause may be related to mariadb.

[root@whizzer ~]# systemctl enable nginx
[root@whizzer ~]# systemctl enable mariadb
Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory
[root@whizzer ~]#

Any ideas?

Fwiw, I tried doing yum update on an existing vm first, but after it downloaded the updates it reported there was a problem updating mariadb and exited (which is why I started with a new install). Sorry I don’t have a transcript.


Although it seems command aliasing was supposed to make replacing mysql with mariadb in RHEL/Centos transparent, the blogosphere indicates there can be problems.

The following hack made in seems to work, but I’m sure someone can suggest a more correct solution.

configure_services_centos7() {
    run_cmd systemctl enable nginx
# hack for mariadb
    run_cmd chkconfig mysql on
#    run_cmd systemctl enable mariadb
    run_cmd systemctl enable redis
    run_cmd systemctl enable supervisord
    run_cmd systemctl enable memcached

start_services_centos7() {
    run_cmd systemctl start nginx
# hack for mariadb
    run_cmd service mysql start
#    run_cmd systemctl start mariadb
    run_cmd systemctl start redis
    run_cmd systemctl start supervisord
    run_cmd systemctl start memcached

I think the MariaDB guys changed something in packaging. Does systemctl enable mysql work?

Just read your second message. I’ll edit the script right away. Thanks!

I assumed chkconfig and service are deprecated and there should be a better way than my hack (otherwise I would have sent a pull-request for it).

Yeah, CentOS 7 has systemd now. Changed mariadb to mysql in those lines. Seems like a mariadb packaging vs systemd behaviour issue.

Lennart himself has commented on the issues (systemctl enable cannot accept a symlink)