Home Assistant service doesn't start when using weblink

Hello everyone.

I noticed I could show web links in the frontend, so I decided to give it a try. Here is what I did after reading this:


weblink: !include includes/weblinks.yaml


  - name: Vodafone Router
    url: link
    icon: mdi:router-wireless
  - name: HP Printer
    icon: mdi:printer-settings
  - name: WD My Book Live
    icon: mdi:server-network
  - name: OpenMediaVault
    icon: mdi:server-network
  - name: NAS Daily Backup Log
    icon: mdi:backup-restore             
  - name: FlashAir Backup Log
    icon: mdi:backup-restore

Service log only shows (from command sudo systemctl status [email protected]):

[email protected] - Home Assistant for homeassistant
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/[email protected]; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sáb 2017-06-17 00:13:03 WEST; 22s ago
 Main PID: 10315 (hass)
   CGroup: /system.slice/system-home\x2dassistant.slice/[email protected]
           └─10315 /srv/homeassistant/bin/python3 /srv/homeassistant/bin/hass

Jun 17 00:13:03 hassbian systemd[1]: Started Home Assistant for homeassistant.
Jun 17 00:13:08 hassbian hass[10315]: Config directory: /home/homeassistant/.homeassistant

And of course frontend doesn’t run, as service doesn’t seem to behave as it should.

Running Hass 0.46.1, has anyone else a similar issue with weblink?

Thanks in advance.

Weblinks working fine here, and the snippet you posted from status just shows HA booting up correctly, with the service starting 22 seconds before you copy/pasted it.

If you add a new component it is entirely normal for startup to take longer than usual, and I don’t think mine starts in 22 seconds even without adding new components.

Maybe wait a bit longer, or if you have and there’s still no joy, what’s the error now?

After 6 minutes, it is exactly the same, nothing else is shown in status of the service and HASS doesn’t start.

If I go back and comment the weblink line in configuration.yaml, everything works properly again. 5 seconds after restarting the service, I can already see info messages from homeassistant.core, for instance.

Really strange, as no error message appears.

Hmm, love a good mystery :smile:

And just to confirm…

Your files are arranged like this:


And those are definitely the correct filenames, and you’re happy there’s no erroneous whitespace in weblinks.yaml?

Yep, structure is as you pictured and spacing also seems OK in weblinks.yaml.

… There’s an extra slash in the last url in the list ( maybe that’s causing a parsing error?

Actually I found the error: file weblinks.yaml was owned/group pi instead of homeassistant.

After changing ownership and groups, Hass is back.

Thanks for your help anyway.