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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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Deluge Daemon (deluged) Service in Ubuntu Server 15.04

I guess I need some help with creating a Deluge Deamon Service on Ubuntu Server 15.04. I followed this guide to configure Deluge Deamon and Deluge Web UI on my home computer. This is my ...
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Can't start, stop, or interface with SSH service

Having really bizarre behavior with ssh. I have the ssh-server running fine, configured ufw (firewall) fine as well. However, it seems I can't manage ssh as a service or through /etc/init.d/ssh. I ...
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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 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 Run Dnscrypt-proxy in Vivid?

I updated to Ubuntu Vivid the other day, and now I am having problems. I cannot get dnscrypt-proxy to start (amongst other programs). I am guessing it has to do with the systemd switch. This is what ...
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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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TeamViewer does not start automatically, how do I make sure it does?

After installing TeamViewer x86 on Ubuntu, it will not start automatically on boot, even when telling it to do so via the application settings ("Start TeamViewer with system"). How do I make sure ...
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PlexMediaServer Not running

I had PlexMediaServer (PMS from here on) installed on my Ubuntu Machine, recently i switched from sshfs to NFS for my network shares, PMS managed to stream perfectly from my network shares when i ...
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What does +-? mean in the output of service

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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Is it safe to remove oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but at this time I only have 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow. I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' uses 14 MB RAM, which is too much ...
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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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Reloading iptables

I made changes to iptables config file in /etc/iptables/filter in ubuntu and want to reload them. I read the man page and also googled but couldn't find the information. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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Fail2ban fails to start after update?

I have been using fail2ban for a while on my Ubuntu server. Recently (after upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 I assume) fail2ban has been failing to start. Initially, this was because the port option had ...
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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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Start/Stop Services in Linux Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed PRTG Network Monitor on Linux Ubuntu 13.10 and I can't get it to start. How can I start/stop services in linux? like how you do in windows?
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Using “service” to stop Postgresql service doesn't seem to work

I've been using an Ubuntu system for quite some time working on an application (well two applications). The application uses Postgresql 9.1 in production, so that's what I use, but 9.3 and 9.4 are ...
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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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Cannot find squid3 service

The service for squid3 does not exist in /etc/init.d/. If I try to stop or start squid3, it does not work. I tried purging squid3 and installing again, but to no avail.
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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how do I diagnose why a process is starting?

I'm running an ubuntu box, mainly as a learning exercise, so I should probably begin by stating that I'm still very much at the "copying commands until something works" stage of unix knowledge. I ...
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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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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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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 supervise and automatically restart a process?

I want to have a process which will be restarted if it crashes. I googled a bit and found that an easy solution is to use daemontools. I didn't understand how to configure it. What is the easiest ...
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How to run a program as a service (silent)?

I have a python based server which i start from the terminal. This particular instance of the terminal then gives control to the program, and the program uses it as a kind of logging window, until its ...
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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. ...
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Can't start rabbitmq-server

While trying to start the rabbitmq-server start, I'm getting an error. I did some research and found that this issue could be because of permissions. So I tried the "sudo service rabbitmq-server ...
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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask ...
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Samba's NMBD and SMBD services dont work after reboot

I finished setting up my samba share between a linux system and a windows server. It worked fine until i rebooted. After it came back up i tried to reach the shared folder it gave out a "Failed to ...
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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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live555ProxyServer as daemon service

I would like to make live555ProxyServer as a daemon service which would start each time my pc reboots. How do I properly implement start and stop in init.d script file? This is what I have right now ...
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Start script in /etc/service (runit) is not working with daemon

I am facing an issue with a script I have kicked off through /etc/service and is using runit. My script at /etc/service/myApp/run looks like: #!/bin/bash cd /src forever -l forever.log -o out.log -e ...
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Is init.d “safe” enough to use or should i use `runit` or `daemontools` on a server

I am looking to deploy my application on a server on which I would have no access in the future. I would like to have an indication of start-up errors generated by my program in particular and the ...
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Ubuntu openvpn daemon

I've installed openvpn client in to my ubuntu I've downloaded my cerfification files and I was also able to set up client config file. When I start open vpn from terminal like so openvpn --config ...
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Event.d not there

Using ubuntu server 14.04.2 I'm trying to get the git daemon on my server it tells me to create an upstart script at /etc/event.d/local-git-daemon. However it seems there is no event.d in /etc. ...
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Starting service 'ipsec' tries to run uninstalled OpenSwan instead of StrongSwan

I installed OpenSwan to setup VPN server. It was not enough for my requirements so I had to uninstall it. Later, I installed StrongSwan to handle IPsec VPN. Now all my StrongSwan configuration is ...
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why would a daemon configure a port, then the port is not usable?

Ubuntu 12.04 on an AMD64 Fujitsu industrial PC. Ports are on Shentek PCI cards, the "manager" daemon insmods the xr17v35x driver (using the system call with the command in a buffer), then starts the ...
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Interact with Minecraft Server

I have a Minecraft sever running that gets started automatically using the init.d scripts. Now I want to be able to give myself admin privileges but I need to send commands to the server. How can I ...
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Permission denied (failed to create pid) when starting SphinxSearch

When I try to start the SphinxSearch service like this /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start or this sudo /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start I get the following error Starting sphinxsearch: Sphinx ...
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Ubuntu permission denied when running as a daemon

I have an Ubuntu staging server on AWS which runs a tiny Sinatra app using Thin webserver. The sinatra app runs some git clone commands when invoked and everything works great when I run rackup from ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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How do I change the user Transmission runs under?

I installed Transmission through a PPA and the daemon starts on boot. I want to change the user that runs the daemon because I want the downloaded files to be under the same user as my XBMC ...
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Change IP address which is given by Tor using the terminal

Is there a way to change the IP address which is given by Tor from the terminal? I have the Tor service, and I want to change the IP address which Tor gives me from the terminal. Or in other words: ...