Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

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Systemd boot on 15.04 is extremely slow compared to Upstart

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, my boot time increased dramatically from around 30s to more than ten minutes. The screen stays black for quite a long time, but when waiting long enough I ...
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upstart task that forks multiple times — how to restart?

consider the following program, let's call it /tmp/forker: #include <stdlib.h> int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { if (fork()) exit(0); sleep(100000000); } and the following shell ...
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upstart - chain starting services

I have the following three services: apache2, serviceFirst and serviceSecond. I want to run serviceFirst when apache2 is up and running I want to run serviceSecond when serviceFirst is up and ...
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starting service on systemd won't terminate

Created an executable and planned to use it as service. When running it on Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 using upstart, it works fine. However, on Ubuntu 15.04 (with systemd), this command won't not ...
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Systemd is really slow in comparison to upstart

I have been using Ubuntu for a long time now, this is what happened when I use: Systemd: It performs really bad using systemd: it uses 95% of the CPU all the time and the PC gets really hot. Also it ...
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Is there a maximum value for upstart's kill timeout setting?

Upstart's kill timeout will let a service take some amount of time to shut down gracefully before being SIGKILLed. I have a service that could take minutes or hours to exit gracefully (and I'd like ...
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Vivid - broken package using upstart on a systemd install

I tried to get dnscrypt-proxy working from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~anton+/+archive/ubuntu/dnscrypt EDIT: this PPA is outdated, and the correct one to use is ...
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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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How can I get past the “Starting version 219” screen with 15.04?

so I was able to log on to my desktop earlier via the (upstart) option at the Advanced Options for Ubuntu, and I had updates to do. I ran the updates, and now I am still getting stuck at the Starting ...
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Deluge Web-UI only auto-connects when I restart via CLI not upon reboot as it should

So I followed this guide Auto Connect Deluge Web-UI to deamon but as of now, It will not auto-connect upon reboot, only if I manually do sudo service deluged restart Could this be an Init issue? I ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu

I am on Ubuntu 15.04, on an MSI laptop that dual boots with windows 8. More precisely, when I type my login info at the startup screen, it waits a little while, then spends about 1/10th a second on a ...
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upstart conf file not being copied

Ubuntu 14.04 chroot apt-get install cgroup-lite invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/cgroup-lite not found. If I download source files (tarball), decompress it, there is a ...
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Upstart for docker and setuid permissions

OK, this has kept me busy for a day at least, since last night. I am trying to do something very simple: run a bash script which creates a few folders and runs a docker container - but using upstart. ...
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Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused: Errors were encountered while processing: runit

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I tried to install any package, I got the error message in the title. How can I get rid of this annoying error message? :~$ uname -a Linux LongerVision001 ...
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tomcat base directory for logging

Not sure if this should be on StackOverflow.. I followed this tutorial to install tomcat8 (with java8) on an ubuntu-12.04 instance. It uses the upstart script to install tomcat8 as as auto start ...
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I can't get any information or help about an init process called 'scip' which has a log /var/log/upstart/scip.log

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have strange WiFi issues. In looking at /var/log/syslog I see a rapidly repeating error about a crashing init called scip: "Jul 29 09:03:17 ppzuav-UltraPro ...
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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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start on ( condition ) in file /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf

I am actually trying to add a boot options to start only the filesystem or start it with the static-network-up based on some system settings. We have a standard installation for multiple types of ...
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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 is systemd installed and running by default on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

According to my research, "systemd doesn't work with 14.04". However, on all my Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" machines, systemd is running: jay@host:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Installed 15.04, cannot restart ssh daemon

As the title says, I installed 15.04. One of the first things I did was sudo apt-get install openssh-server. The next command was sudo restart ssh, which is greeted with an output of: restart: ...
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Job on Upstart not started

I'm trying to start my application at boot, but I can not ... the script in upstart calls another script, I'm not getting or whether the 2nd script is called, follows the two scripts: 1º Script ...
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Cannot extract package when execut node-webkit application in upstart

I wrote an application using node-webkit and this application needs to be executed when the ubuntu system boot-up every time. I put the command, /path/nodewebkit/nw /path/myapp.nw , into a upstart ...
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restart my app server automatically through upstart script

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine in which I am running my C++ app server which I am controlling through upstart script. Meaning whenever my app server crashes my upstart script will restart them back ...
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How to stop an Upstart Job(Service)

I thought this was easy but it does not seem to. Here is my system info: # nginx -v nginx version: nginx/1.8.0 # uname -a Linux ip-10-0-0-247 3.2.0-69-virtual #103-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 2 05:21:29 UTC ...
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How to reverse this dpkg-divert command?

I need to reverse what these lines did: sudo dpkg-divert --local --rename --add /sbin/initctl ln -s /bin/true /sbin/initctl I did this to switch from systemd to upstart so I could finish installing ...
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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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Start Rails Application on Boot Ubuntu

I am trying to make my application Ruby on Rails (OpenProject) starting with the system boot, but to test the script as root, returns me the error: /usr/bin/env:ruby: No such file or directory. My ...
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What does the procps upstart job start on condition need to be to properly apply sysctl.conf IPv6 settings?

In ubuntu 14.04 disabling IPv6 via sysctl.conf does not work. Though the settings are applied on startup, both /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6 and sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 ...
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What is upstart and why has it made a 38.1 GB file in ~/.cache

Randomly today I got a "disk is full" dialog, indicating I only had 1gb left on / and this quickly became 100mb of free space. So I ran the disk analyzer and found a massive 38.1 GB in ...
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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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Autostart x11vnc in Lubuntu

I am trying to get x11vnc to autostart at boot time to remotely login to a Lubuntu 14.04 box without a local session. I have found several threads related to this issue, but they are mostly outdated ...
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I want to run a script on boot system Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I've done anything like this I made a symlink in /etc/init.d sudo ln -s /home/sts/erp-enterprise/bin/jleaf-apps /etc/init.d then I run the command $ sudo update-rc.d jleaf-apps enable then ...
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Running upstart jobs as root but works like unprivileged users

I Have a application that need to run like root user, but I need that the enviroment, will be of an unprivileged user. For example: ipython, start by root (ubuntu) user; but I need that cann't run ...
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How do I control an Upstart session job over SSH?

I have quite a few Upstart session jobs, that, among other things, start Tor, a development web server, etc. I can use the initctl commands and their abbreviations just fine when I'm logged into the ...
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upstart starts python script but it behaves unexpectedly

The program works when started by cron or from the shell. But when started by upstart, it seems to loop indefinitely. The scripts and the files they use are in the /home/user/ directory, and are ...
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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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Apache Storm and upstart

I'm trying to start apache storm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with upstart script. The zookeepers instances and the nimbus are starting properly but the supervisor instance can only start when I set the ...
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Stuck on splash screen, does not progress to login manager

My login manager stopped loading, for no apparent reason, instead tty7 was a black screen I could type into but with no effect. I tried several variations of service lightdm restart service sddm ...
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Cannot stop nginx service

It took me a while to find out, but as of some recent-ish update, I can't stop Nginx on any of my Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04 servers. I run sudo service nginx stop, and I get nginx start/running, ...
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Does upstart really handle all startup scripts?

I am reading the book Ubuntu Server Book 2nd Edition. It states the following: At the moment, Upstart does replace the functionality of init and the /etc/inittab file and manages changes to run- ...
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Problems with Git-All and 15.04

So I'm working with git and I installed the standard version. I set up the ssh keys and was able to clone one of my repositories to the correct folder. Everything was working great and then I decided ...
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Ubuntu Phone sleep command

I want to use a small script initiated by upstart to periodically synchronise calendar and contacts. The script works and it is started by upstart. Since it is in an endless loop until stopped I ...
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Upstart error cd: can't cd

I have the following upstart code and it gives me the following error /proc/self/fd/9: 2: cd: can't cd to /home/sam/Website/ I tried putting outside the script block as per this response ...
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Upstart how to autostart a job after MySQL startup at boot time?

My job is dependent on MySQL. So I want my job could startup after MySQL. I read the upstart cookbook and I find start on can auto start a job. start on started mysql And it works. But I don't ...
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Why is my upstart process constantly respawning?

Here is my current configuration file for the service: description "My App" author "Me" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] respawn respawn limit 99 5 chdir /home/ubuntu/myapp/ script ...
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15.04 upstart&systemd boot problem

I upgraded to Kubuntu 15.04 and cannot start using either systemd or upstart without going into rescue mode. I switched from systemd to upstart without any change. It hangs at the Kubuntu logo and ...
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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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Setting up Minecraft server to start and stop automatically

I followed this tutorial: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Ubuntu_startup_script ...and I am getting an error that says: start: Unknown job: minecraft-server ...when I run the start or ...
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Migrate basic upstart script to systemd

I just upgraded a server from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, and a couple of services that I start via custom upstart scripts are no longer running. My understanding is that I need to re-write them as ...