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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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How to auto restart services when you get security updates?

That's related to the heartbleed bug. While my server (12.04 LTS) was configured to perform unattended install of all security updates, it seems that nginx was not restarted so it was still affected ...
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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fglrx and the broken atieventsd daemon (+maybe improve your battery life for AMD card owners)

I've been playing about with these things lately, and discovered a couple of things about the fglrx driver on Ubuntu that I thought worth sharing in the context of a broader question. The atieventsd ...
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My postinst script launches a service successfully but apt-get apparently shuts it down. Why?

I have this package with a postinst script that launches a service as its last step. Something like: #!/bin/sh set -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule [...] case "$1" in configure) [...] ...
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Should I disable avahi-daemon?

Every time I connect my computer to the network, I get a long list of network printers which I cannot use. In this page (see comments), someone suggested disabling avahi-daemon. I would do it if I ...
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declaring dependencies in upstart

It seems as if the accepted way to specify a dependency of service A on service B in upstart is to work in the reverse dependency direction: give service B a start on starting A stanza. I'd like to ...
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Quickly stop all network services except sshd (or boot with only sshd running)

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 box acting as a home file server. At times I would like to be able to brings down all my normal network services (nfs-kernel-server and friends, netatalk, nmbd, smbd, ...
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VDR service blocks standby

I have a problem with 12.04. The standby function works only when I stop the vdr service with sudo service vdr stop. Is there a possibility to solve the problem?
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How to log processes in daemon-mode?

I would like to save the standard output of the program motion in a text file. If I don't use motion in daemon-mode I would simply do it by: motion > log.txt But what is the equivalent when I ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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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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Install Windows service on Ubuntu

I've a Windows Service installer created in Windows 7 using C#. This service will only work on net.pipe not in http. I want this service to be installed in Ubuntu and running. Could anybody guide me ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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Starting Network Audio System via its init.d script fails but works when using start-stop-daemon on the command line

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy salamander) and need the Network Audio System service (package nas, version 1.9.3-6) which relies on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer so I installed the OSS Proxy Daemon osspd ...
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How to do off-screen render with OpenGL in Ubuntu with XServer?

I have an application that uses OpenGL 4.2 to do off-screen render [the result goes to a video in my case]. I need to run it on Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I don't need (and don't want) to have the actual ...
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Problem with cryptdisks-udev service

I am getting an error when I run 'puppet resource services' that complains about the cryptdisks-udev service. The exact error message is as follows: status: Unknown parameter: DEVNAME The error ...
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UPSTART services all hang when stopping (stop/waiting)

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 After an IPL, there are many run once services that hang, they are all in STOP/WAITING status. Also, if I try to stop any normal service like apache2, mysql, vsftp I get the ...
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I haven't wireless service in ubuntu 12.04

my wireless is desabled in ubuntu and i can't to connect to wireless vahid@kharazi:~$ rfkill list all 1: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: sony-bluetooth: ...
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What is the use for /etc/default/* when daemonizing a process

I have some configuration files under /etc/default and one of them is for a service that should be started at boot so I changed the configuration file to say: START=yes But I have scripts in ...
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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how to make my daemon appear in service --status-all list?

I have setup upstart script and init.d script for my daemon and its working good. I want my daemon appear in service --status-all list. update-rc.d <my-daemon> defaults didn't put my daemon ...
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Why won't honeyd start on boot?

I have installed honeyd on my machine and configured the appropriate settings to get it to run as a service. The service will run fine and functions as expected if I start it with command: sudo ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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/var/log/cups keeps increasing while the cups service is stopped

I want to stop CUPS service on my 12.04 ubuntu: sudo service cups stop it's stopped. I check it's status by : chkconfig it's off but /var/log/cups size is still increasing by a large amount ...
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clamd PING give ERROR: initgroups() failed?

My ubuntu version is 12.04. I have installed clamav as root user using the below commands. apt-get install clamav apt-get install clamav-daemon But when I use the below command clamd PING It ...
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how to stop services from autostart which runs on port 902, 3128?

am using ubuntu 14.04. given below my nmap result, nmap -sV -n 192.168.1.7 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-08-21 22:12 IST Stats: 0:00:01 elapsed; 0 hosts completed (1 up), 1 ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Linux system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Can't attach root screen

I'm writing some scripts to automate running a minecraft server but I'm having trouble with screen. I'm running the server jar in a screen from a service but once I'm logged in I cannot reattach the ...
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Start hostapd service on boot

How to start hostsapd service every time my compute starts I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and kernel 3.11 Update 1 When I tried sudo update-rc.d hostapd defaults I got the following System ...
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14.04 - smartmontools daemon failing to start, possible syntax error in smartd.conf?

I'm trying to get daily s.m.a.r.t. checks and emails going on a file server, but every time I try to restart the smartmontools service it fails. Sample line from my smartd.conf, mostly copied ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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Is it safe removing oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but in this moment I have only 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow, so I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' use 14 MB RAM, that is too much ...
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Dnsmasq does not start on OS boot

I tried: $ update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/dnsmasq already exist. Status: $ service --status-all | grep dnsmasq [ ? ] apport [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] ...
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adobe flashplugin-installer keeps sending error message at startup (kde daemon on kubuntu 14.04)

I have the adobe flashplugin installed (grmmmbl...) but kde daemon keep sending this error message at session startup : Saying it cannot find the flashplugin installer while i do not want it (and ...
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How to connect to MS exchange server 2010 from evolution with a multiuser account

I have latest evolution client, which works well with my private mail and is running through MS exchange 2010. I have configured it via Exchange Web Services. I Can receive and send without problems. ...
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Starting sphinxsearch

I've successfully installed sphinxsearch following the documentation here: http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/current.html When I try running the command sudo service sphinxsearch start It returns the ...
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Services are not registered but running in the background

I have OpenStack installed using DevStack on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I want manually start/stop OpenStack's services like nova and cinder etc. Here is the question where I asked how do I start/stop ...
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All traffic is passed through OpenVPN although not requested

I have a bash script on a Ubuntu box which searches for the fastest openvpn server, connects, and binds one program to the tun0 interface. Unfortunately, all traffic is being passed through the VPN. ...
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Safe to disable gnome-services in Xubuntu?

In the startup settings of Xubuntu 14.04, I see an entry about gnome-services. I'd be happy to get rid of the gnome-keyring if I disable these, but what other things do I miss if I do that? Is it ...
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Proper location to install services

In ubuntu or linux in general is there a "correct" location to install services that you download from the internet and want to run. I would like to have services such as redis or ventrilo auto run ...
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init service script is running twice

I have a init script under /etc/init/ to start up an application server. The problem is that it seems to be running twice. here is the command: exec su - deployer -c 'cd /home/deployer/app/current; ...
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restart lightdm - Are my applications gone?

So I have machine with an ATI graphics card which means restart lightdm is my second most used command right after ll. My question is, does restart lightdm blow away all the applications that were ...
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Running PHP scriipt as Daemon. System_Daemon or init?

I am relatively new to Linux, and was trying to find a way to run a php script as a Daemon. I have now found 2 ways to do this (Using an init script, or PHP/Pear System_Dameon class). I was wondering ...
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Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04

the second attempt results in a failure: Starting SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server[74G[[31mfail[39;49m] I'd like to figure out where the second attempt is coming from and remove it. ...
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Why does nfs-kernel-server only pretend to stop?

Background: I had an NFS server, ran fine for years, needed to hard reboot it, and now I cannot get the daemon to stop when it's told to. Also, clients can't mount it any more, but I suspect the ...
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multiple authentication errors

I have recently installed v12.04, dual booted on XP netbook. It seems to be working ok, but several of the following appear in the authentication log (on Ksystem log). These messages followed a ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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After last update, my varnish and all services broke!

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server hosted in a XEN VPS. Strictly being used in terminal mode via PuTTY. uname -a Linux webserver 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 17:37:58 UTC 2013 x86_64 ...
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why I am getting like no artillery service?

I have installed artillery in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully but while I am starting it as a service its not getting started. please find the below terminal log . root@ubuntu:~# service artillery ...