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Docker is managed via upstart, try using service docker

I'm using following system: root@alexus:~# cat /etc/issue.net Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS root@alexus:~# uname -a Linux alexus 3.13.0-57-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 19 09:28:15 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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“sudo service tomcat7 start” gives no reply or update

When I type "sudo service Tomcat7 start", or any service, I used to get a reply like Starting service Tomcat7 Service Tomcat7 started but as of last week, I get nothing. I did a fresh install of ...
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apt/aptitude: predict which daemons are going to be restarted

I'm looking for a way to predict before upgrading, which daemons are going to get a restart. I have a few updates lined up that upgrade some core libraries and daemons and it makes sense to me that if ...
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useless processes in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual server

I've used Ubuntu for my desktop for a quite while now and I have successfully migrated my only CentOS web production server to Ubuntu 14.04 x64 a little over 3 months ago and I couldn't be happier. ...
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Change the way a service starts

I have the Solr service running currently. I wish to run Solr Cloud. According to this article, I need to execute the command: $ bin/solr -e cloud I know how to stop the service and how to start ...
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bluetoothctl: can't input commands

After installing the latest Bluez package, I ran bluetoothctl. The program starts in the command line and prompts for user input. However, it does not respond to any user input whatsoever. Searching ...
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Upstart job not recognized

I wrote a simple upstart job: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] exec dnscrypt-proxy -E -R cisco-ipv6 It starts properly on boot, but is still not recognized by service --status-all ...
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TAB press for auto-complete does not work for some service names [duplicate]

I can run following command on my Ubuntu 14.04.3 Terminal without any problem: sudo service network-manager restart [sudo] password for username: network-manager stop/waiting network-manager ...
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restarting custom kiosk service with cronjob

I have a google chrome kiosk set on top of Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. What I want to do is to restart the kiosk every day at midnight. As a test I set a cronjob to restart the kiosk every minute in order ...
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/etc/init.d/rsyslog {start | stop | restart} : Need this to work

I have read the answer/comments for this thread "Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start" But I need this /etc/init.d method to be working. I have some auto-generated scripts ...
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Software works when run manually through the terminal but not as an Upstart service

I have written a software that will act as a server to an application I've made. This works perfectly when I run it from the terminal but crashes every time on a very specific action when I run it as ...
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“is not running” and “stop/waiting” - what's the difference?

Why does these 2 return different output, although they're both services? $ sudo service cassandra status * Cassandra is not running $ sudo service mongod status mongod stop/waiting $ service ...
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Upstart restart sends multiple SIGHUPs

I'm trying to restart a process that is a little picky with how it handles signals (namely, one SIGHUP triggers shutdown, but if it receives a second while shutting down, it attempts to come back up ...
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Stop service during boot

Ok I did a stupid thing. I created a script file which is suppose to change permission on a folder during boot up. Instead the script is changing permissions on the root path ("/") and all ...
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Change init script sequence number with update-rc.d

I've just installed apache2 in a LUbuntu 15.04 distribution using the command apt-get install apache2. By default the service is configured to start with a sequence number of 2: ls -l ...
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Can't get slanger to start as an Upstart service

I have created the file /etc/init/slanger.conf and I'm trying to get it to start as a service. The following are the contents of the file start on started networking and runlevel [2345] stop on ...
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Ubuntu phone services API documentation

I saw that UbuntuSDK has some pages about QML UbuntuPhone components, however I have no idea where can I find any non QML API for core services like: Sending SMSes Checking if any audio is being ...
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Is there a notification bar status/mitigator (similar to Wamp) for LAMP on Ubuntu?

I don't mind using the command line to mitigate the Apache/PHP/SQL stack. Curious though if there is some kinda notification area widget/plugin/script available that can do the same? For example, ...
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How can the Telnet service on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS be enabled?

How can I enable the Telnet service on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS? Can somebody include a detailed description about the needed packages and configurations?
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FCITX pinyin input menu doesnt appear

I ham running fcitx in 15.04 XFCE Ubuntu (XUbuntu) and my fcitx daemon is working fine for both Chewing and Google Pinyin input, however the menu with pinyin entries never shows up when I type. So for ...
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Use systemd to “mount” wlan0 at boot

Context (if needed) : at boot, the service "myservice" is launched. It manages to "up" the wlan0 interface. But it does not exist yet at boot. ifconfig, after boot, lists only eth0 and lo. If ...
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Boot, How to run my service **after** Network Manager?

I have made a service - which changes settings of network interfaces -. I want to start it at boot. Issue: even if I set it 99 priority, it works only a few seconds. It seems its interfaces config ...
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vsftpd service will not start for 14.04

I've been looking for solutions for awhile and I haven't found one that works for me. I'm new enough to linux that I'm not sure where else to turn. I can't seem to get the service to start. Any ...
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Clean, safe way to auto restart (and monitor) daemons/services

At the moment I am using init.d-scripts for starting services like TeamSpeak or MineCraft. Sometimes a server application stops because of some failure or it is auto-stopped, because of some plugin. ...
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Service fails to load after update to 15.04

I have nfsen installed and configured to run on 14.04. Upon upgrading to 15.04, however, the program doesn't load and sudo service nfsen start returns Failed to start nfsen.service: Unit ...
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ntpd does not sync clock automatically

Can anyone help me figure out why my clock isn't syncing? I can update my clock manually with $ sudo sntp -s golem.canonical.com 17 Aug 08:26:22 sntp[518]: Started sntp 2015-08-17 08:26:22.267847 ...
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Run daemons before logging-in

I have some daemons to run once boot is finished, the main one is a Wifi AP. My question is: how to ensure the daemon run even if I'm not logged-in ? EDIT init.d: in spite of gøøg1ing about, I dont ...
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How to run more then one program through a service (/etc/init/*.conf) file

My service, an executable called /opt/mcp/rpe, requires that a second executable is also running, called /opt/mcp/McpVp. In my conf file: /etc/init/mcp.conf I have: description "Run MCP" start on ...
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When I manually start my own service it runs in the foreground, is this correct?

I have created my own service by: copying my binary to /usr/bin/mcp Create a daemon copying the skeleton: /etc/init.d/skeleton Modify the skeleton bash script top: ...
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How do I override or configure systemd services?

Many sysv init scripts used a corresponding file in /etc/default to allow the administrator to configure it. Upstart jobs can be modified using .override files. How do I override or configure systemd ...
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start-stop-daemon not removing old pid file

I have an init script that I've written to start and stop an application as a service. Code is here: #! /bin/bash PID_FILE=/var/run/myservice.pid case "$1" in start) echo "Starting up ...
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How to enable/disable startup services in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

There seems to be no definitive solution for this, either in Ubuntu's official documentation or other sources of information. In some places systemctl is suggested but I think Ubuntu does not support ...
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Unison and systemd timer problem

I've got a problem whereby if I run my bash script myself unison works as expected, when systemd runs it via a service on a timer then it does not work as expected. I'm logging the output of the ...
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Why start-stop-demon doesn't signal property that daemon has started/stopped

Here's a part of the daemon script for BtSync at /etc/init.d/btsync: do_start() { start-stop-daemon --start --verbose --oknodo --background --user $CHUID --user $CHUID --pidfile $PIDFILE --exec ...
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How to make an app run as a daemon on Ubuntu when installed?

I have a Java app - although the answer here should be the same regardless of whether it is Java, Ruby, Python, etc. - that I would like to distribute in such a way that when devops folk go to install ...
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Why I can't enable custom systemd service to start uWSGI?

I created a Django project with virtualenv. The site will be deployed with nginx and uwsgi. I want to enable uwsgi as systemd service. I've created this: [Unit] ...
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Odoo (OpenERP) start-stop-daemon script

I installed odoo and try manual start openerp-server. All ok. My next step it's try to add odoo to auto start. For this I use this script: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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What does +-? mean in the output of service [duplicate]

I would like to know what does +, - and ? mean in the output of service --status-all. For example: [ + ] acpid [ - ] anacron [ - ] apparmor [ ? ] apport [ + ] atd
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How to start services only after BTRFS filesystem has been mounted?

I've been trying to make some services only start after a BTRFS system gets mounted, with no success. I have the following in my service start/stop script: # Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs ...
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bind9 starting with boot

How to add bind9 to start with Ubuntu boot? I search a lot and didn't find anything useful. Maybe something related to init.d, right?
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Using Upstart / init with PHP daemon nohup php daemon.php

Till now I had no real need to learn bash and init scripts as I need to at this point. I have created a custom Twitter app that is persistently, or constantly, connected to the API. It does tasks like ...
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Port is open but service is stopped

I have interesting statstistics on open ports on ubuntu. I scan my server from outside with nmap And I see that 110/tcp open pop3 And many other ports are also open But on the server ...
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Stopping a postgresql instance

For the sake of educational purposes I have two identical instances of postgresql running on my machine. I can easily stop the service of the instance that is running on port 5432 like this : sudo ...
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Blacklist packages that listen on a public interface after install

When I install packages I don't go through every package and its dependency by hand and check if it installs a daemon which listens on a public interface. Obviously I want to avoid this and would like ...
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Error while starting apache2 service

I get an error when I run this command sudo service apache2 start This is the error * Starting web server apache2 AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 systemd vs upstart

Unlike the prior versions Ubuntu 15.04 now uses systemd instead of upstart. To start programs at boot I always created conf-files in /etc/init/. They would look like this: start on ...
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How to stop automatic freshclam execution

I have the latest version of freshclam and clamav installed, and in the past (when I had Ubuntu 14.10) it has only run freshclam automatically a few times a day, but has not been running all the time. ...
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find service using grep

I am trying to find specific service and I have question about this command: service --status-all | grep worker Why did service --status-all | grep ... not work?
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Adding new Service to boot record doesn't work

I want to add postgresql as a new service to my boot records, which I normally do by doing this: sudo update-rc.d postgresql defaults However, when I then restart it still doesn't start at boot. ...