Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

during the upgrade process I was wondered for "replace init.d", and I said "keep", not replace. Now, apache2 is not working. I tried removing and upgrading again, but doesnt start.

I have this error message:

sudo /etc/init.d/cron start

Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service cron start
Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the start(8) utility, e.g. start cron
share|improve this question

Simply do what it states.


sudo service cron start

or since your question references Apache:

sudo service apache start
share|improve this answer
That may be apache2, try thatif apache doesn't work – Kyle Macey Oct 21 '12 at 8:30

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.