$OPTIONS variable missing in "ExecStartPre" of proftpd-core systemd unit

Bug #2059835 reported by kodu.cloud
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proftpd-dfsg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Package: proftpd-core
Version: 1.3.7c+dfsg-1build1
Architecture: amd64

The $OPTIONS environment variable is defined in the /lib/systemd/system/proftpd.service file and used in the "ExecStart" line when starting the service, but it is not used when calling --configtest in the "ExecStartPre" line:

Environment=OPTIONS= CONFIG_FILE=/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/proftpd --configtest -c $CONFIG_FILE
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/proftpd -c $CONFIG_FILE $OPTIONS
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID

If the server's hostname cannot be resolved for some reason, proftpd will not start.
Adding the line below to the /etc/default/proftpd file can circumvent this issue:


However, due to the absence of the $OPTIONS variable in "ExecStartPre", the OPTIONS line in the /etc/default/proftpd will be ignored, "--configtest" will fail and proftpd will not start.

We believe the $OPTIONS variable should be added to the "ExecStartPre" line.

Best regards,
kodu.cloud team.

kodu.cloud (koducloud)
description: updated
kodu.cloud (koducloud)
summary: - $OPTIONS variable missing in "ExecStartPre" of proftpd-basic systemd
- unit
+ $OPTIONS variable missing in "ExecStartPre" of proftpd-core systemd unit
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