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Re: Debian 9: FAILED to start Network Time Synchronization. systemd-timesyncd.service' with boot...

On Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at 19:54:10 -0500, Paul R. Tagliamonte wrote:
> I had a similar bug on my machine that was due to a missing systemd-timesyncd
> user. I didn't report it because I assumed it was user error

If you are using testing/unstable (unlike André) then that might be a
regression caused by this change:

systemd (236-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  DynamicUser=yes has been enabled for systemd-journal-upload.service,
  systemd-journal-gatewayd.service and systemd-timesyncd.service.
  This means we no longer need to statically allocate a systemd-journal-upload,
  systemd-journal-gateway and systemd-timesync user and you can now safely
  remove those system users along with their associated groups.


systemd (236-1) unstable; urgency=medium
  * Stop creating systemd-timesync system user.
    DynamicUser=yes has been enabled for systemd-timesyncd.service so
    allocating a system user statically is no longer necessary.

I would suggest reporting a (separate) bug.

(That change was not present in Debian 9, so if there's a regression
there it shouldn't be affecting André.)