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SSH not working after upgrade (Orange pi Lite Armbian_Ubuntu_xenial)

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due to systemd updates to a new version, maybe it's not compact with old kernel.

after system upgrade, it fails to start sshd.


after read code, insystemd-tmpfile chase_symlinks() return -EBADF  from kernel,

I guess legacy kernel not compact with newer systemd.

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After upgrading the Linux - SSH stopped working.

I tried reinstalling the OS and and it works fine before running apt upgrade.


Board Orange pi Lite



Boot error messages:

[FAILED] Failed to start Create Static Device Nodes in /dev.
See 'systemctl status systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start OpenBSD Secure Shell server.

See 'systemctl status ssh.service' for details.


$ systemctl status systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
● systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service - Create Volatile Files and Directories
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service; static; v
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2019-01-12 17:15:12 UTC; 36min a
     Docs: man:tmpfiles.d(5)
  Process: 539 ExecStart=/bin/systemd-tmpfiles --create --remove --boot --exclud
 Main PID: 539 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)


$ systemctl status ssh.service
● ssh.service - OpenBSD Secure Shell server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/ssh.service; enabled; vendor preset: enab
   Active: failed (Result: start-limit-hit) since Sat 2019-01-12 17:15:23 UTC; 2
  Process: 1218 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/sshd -t (code=exited, status=255)

My knowledge of Linux is enough only to reinstall and not to update the OS  ((

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Being hit by this issue today (though I'm not sure since other network services are starting normally and I don't have currently access to a console), I wonder why systemd is being offered as an upgrade if it's going to cause this problem.

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