After a system reboot, nfs-kernel-server was inactive. When I try to start I get
nfs-server.service: Job nfs-server.service/start failed with result 'dependency'.
which is echoed in journalctl -xe. I am using Ubuntu 16.04.2. Tried a reinstall, and received the same message.
The only flag I can see is that a
systemctl list-dependencies nfs-kernel-server
gives nfs-mountd.service as failed, while
systemctl list-dependencies nfs-mountd.service
shows nfs-server.service as failed.
Output of systemctl status:
nfs-server.service - NFS server and services Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nfs-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: inactive (dead)
while when I try to start the service (journalctl -f),
Failed to start NFS Mount Daemon Dependency failed for NFS server and services. nfs-server.service: Job nfs-server.service/start failed with result 'dependency'.
systemctl status nfs-server.service. Also use
journalct -fin a shell as root and restart the nfs server in a second shell to watch what is happening during the start.
systemctl add-wants multi-user.taget rpcbind.servicebut it seems to be a temporary fix.