Log: kafka.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=127

if I start the Kafka Service. Log: kafka.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=127/n/a Aug 16 15:12:32 ubuntu-server systemd[1]: kafka.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’. Ubuntu

Environment: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
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August 20, 2019
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Hi @detleffolke,

Can you please try to start the service, once it fails please run

journalctl -xe

it will provide you with the reason behind it failing to start.

Additionally, you can try

nano /etc/init.d/kafka

and provide me with the contents of the file here?

Kind regards, Kalin D.

Hi @detleffolke , I also encountered this problem today. I added the environment path under [service]and it can run normally!


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June 15, 2021

Hi @leccher and @ANelson82,

Thank you for sharting the solution to this issue!

Please do use the community in such cases in the future as well!

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