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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to autostart an application on Touch device?

What if you want to distribute some daemons in ubuntu-click packages? What is the preferred way to start them on boot?
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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Prevent service from starting manually when dependent services are down

Suppose I have two services db and app (which needs db to be up and running before it starts). They are starting correctly on startup and when I do sudo service db stop it stops both db and app. But ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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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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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 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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which super-server daemon is used by Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04

Which super-server daemon is used by Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04? inetd or xinetd or any other? How to find this and how to use a different super-server daemon on a security perspective?
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Connection to Courier-Imap only possible with active user login

I am using Xubuntu as home-server with courier-imap, postfix and fetchmail. Remote connections to imap time out until I open a ssh session. Also mails are delivered to /var/spool/mail instead of ...
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System D services Disabled on Boot list Ubuntu 14.10

I'm still a noob in many ways, but I have been running a Ubuntu home server in various forms for the last two years. Mostly just for my own education, so experimentation and exploration usually guide ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kiosk, start services before chrome kiosk starts

I am currently building a Ubuntu kiosk, using this guide. The guide itself is great, but I am trying to start other services before chrome is executed in kiosk mode. I currently have: ...
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stop couchdb daemon

I have Apache CouchDB installed on Ubuntu 14.04 x64, but I'm not able to stop it. I tried all of these couchdb -d couchdb -k but none works. What I mean is that, when I run the above commands and ...
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MySQL service status shown as not running with --status-all

I'm having a problem with my mysql server which does not seem to work properly. On Ubuntu 14.10 I run service --status-all and get [ - ] mysql However, after service mysql status I receive mysql ...
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apt/services running in the background

Why do developers run apts in the background when they are not needed. This is really a memory hog, I like to call on my apts when I need them. I am running lubuntu 14. How do I keep from running ...
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supervisor servce doesn't want to autostart

I installed supervisor: sudo apt-get install -y supervisor When I restart the system it doesn't start. So I start it manually: $ sudo service supervisor start Starting supervisor: supervisord. ...
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How to check service logs

I would like to know when/who start/stop a service in linux? Is there any log to show those information?
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NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error

When I am trying to run a java services through php file(xyz), it is throwing this error (Firebug) NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error http://127.0.0.1/dev/en/abc/xyz ...
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service dovecot is not found

Im trying to follow a guide for setting up a postfix/dovecot mail server. It tells me to: apt-get install dovecot-common It installs dovecot-core instead. After that, the guide tells me to restart ...
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cannot access console for ActiveMQ

I installed ActiveMQ with apt-get, and it seems to run, but oddly: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ activemq status INFO: Loading '/usr/share/activemq/activemq-options' INFO: Using java '/usr/bin/java' ...