My question is somehow related to this question: hostapd doesent work anymore
I have a fresh Raspbian Stretch system and then install hostapd via
sudo apt-get install hostapd there are no error messages during installation, but afterwards if I want to see the services status, I can see, that it is masked.
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo service hostapd status ● hostapd.service Loaded: masked (/dev/null; bad) Active: inactive (dead)
I know that I can use
sudo systemctl unmask hostapd to remove the masking, but my question is, why it is masking the service? Also journalctl and /varlog/syslog have noting in their logs.
I have a lot of Pis which I orchestrate via Ansible and since about one week, the hostapd-installation and configuration is not working correctly because of the masking. But I do not want to modify my playbooks for something that more or less looks like a behavior which normally should not be there.