Systemd timers broken on 20.04 image



On a fresh 20.04 install on a DEV1-S, systemd timers are broken. Here is the output for systemctl list-timers :

NEXT                         LEFT          LAST                         PASSED       UNIT                         ACTIVATES
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          apt-daily-upgrade.timer      apt-daily-upgrade.service     
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          apt-daily.timer              apt-daily.service            
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          e2scrub_all.timer            e2scrub_all.service           
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          fstrim.timer                 fstrim.service                
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          logrotate.timer              logrotate.service             
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          man-db.timer                 man-db.service                
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          motd-news.timer              motd-news.service             
n/a                         n/a      n/a                         n/a          snapd.snap-repair.timer      snapd.snap-repair.service

Also, when trying to start a timer the command systemctl start logrotate.timer hangs out forever.

For comparaision, here is the output on 18.04 :

NEXT                         LEFT          LAST                         PASSED       UNIT                         ACTIVATES
Mon 2020-04-27 13:34:16 UTC  1h 59min left Sun 2020-04-26 13:34:16 UTC  22h ago      systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
Mon 2020-04-27 20:55:45 UTC  9h left       Mon 2020-04-27 00:41:56 UTC  10h ago      motd-news.timer              motd-news.service
Tue 2020-04-28 04:16:45 UTC  16h left      Mon 2020-04-27 06:19:46 UTC  5h 14min ago apt-daily.timer              apt-daily.service
Tue 2020-04-28 06:54:34 UTC  19h left      Mon 2020-04-27 06:58:01 UTC  4h 36min ago apt-daily-upgrade.timer      apt-daily-upgrade.service
Mon 2020-05-04 00:00:00 UTC  6 days left   Mon 2020-04-27 00:00:01 UTC  11h ago      fstrim.timer                 fstrim.service

I am digging into it but could not find the anwser for the moment.


Just to let you know, I have identified the cause for this situation and working on a remedial. I’ll let you know as soon as a new image is published that fixes this problem.


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The problem has been fixed and a new version of the image is now available in production with working timers.

Thanks for reporting the issue.

Kind regards,


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