systemctl can't read symlinks to SysVinit service scripts in /etc/init.d after upgrading to RHEL 7.2's systemd-219-19.el7

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  • The rebase of systemd in RHEL 7.2 seems to have broken something with SysVinit compatibility
    If a service script resides directly in /etc/init.d/, all is well; however, if /etc/init.d/<SERVICE> is a symlink, all systemctl and service commands fail with:

    Unit <SERVICE>.service failed to load: No such file or directory.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • systemd-219-19.el7

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