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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Upstart script for a transmission-daemon executed as a normal user

I have done a script to start transmission-daemon as a normal user: start on filesystem stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn respawn limit 10 5 pre-start script test -x /usr/bin/transmission-daemon ...
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Starting a service from /etc/event.d works, but not from /etc/init

I'm trying to launch an upstart service on Ubuntu 8.04 from /etc/init/, but I always get start: Unknown job: job. When I try to launch this script from /etc/event.d/ it works fine. Why would this be ...
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Does Upstart emit hooks for SysV jobs?

I want to make an Upstart job start immediately before a System V job (/etc/rc0.d/S40umountfs). I've tried specifying: start on starting umountfs but Upstart doesn't recognize the name of the ...
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How to keep a graphical application running, even if it crashes?

I use Gnome Do as a launcher for most things. I have it set to run on login and for most of the time it sits in the background waiting for me to mash a keyboard shortcut. About once a week, it falls ...
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How to allow Upstart task to block system boot?

I'm writing an Upstart task which runs at runlevel 1. This is for an ecrypted system, and the task's job is to verify the integrity of the MBR & /boot. As such, it is important that this task ...
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App to restart after suspend|hibernate - defined in Upstart?

I want an app to re-start (XBMC, but I failed with Firefox and Krusader doing this, too), after the PC wakes from suspend or hibernate. I want to write a script, which runs at the same conditions, and ...
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What are the upstart events to monitor to attach/detach an EBS volume and an elastic IP at startup/shutdown?

I'm setting up an Ubuntu instance on Amazon EC2 and I'm trying to configure it so that, at startup, it automatically attaches an EBS volume and takes an elastic IP address and, at shutdown, it ...
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Use Upstart to umount NFS at shutdown/restart?

I want to umount NFS drive at shutdown/restart. I connect to it with my laptop, and due to known bug, the system shuts down for ten minutes, instead for 20 seconds, when the NFS is mounted. I used to ...
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Slow boot after clean install of Natty

The time have risen from 20-25 sec in Meerkat to 35 sec in Natty. I do not know if it is ureadahead but made a bugreport of it in launchpad. I tried Fedora shortly before installing Natty. They use ...
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upstart pre-stop killed during shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu server, hosting a virtual machine using an upstart job. I've got it launching on startup, and shutting down the host on exit, but I can't seem to get it to suspend when the host ...
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Is there an upstart event for files systems that get mounted manually?

There is the mounted event in upstart, but it is emitted only when the mountall daemon mounts the devices found in /etc/fstab at startup. Are there any events that get emitted, when I mount a device ...
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how to debug upstart scripts?

For some reason I'm getting an error during apport upgrades, the cause of which is % sudo service apport start start: Job failed to start Under sysvinit, I could debug this kind of problem by ...
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Disable GDM on ubuntu netbook remix

I'm running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 (on a pandaboard), and it doesn't boot with grub (so I can't pass it the 'text' parameter at boot time). How do i disable gdm so it doesn't start at boot? ...
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Using Upstart after building Apache & Mysql from source

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, Apache 2.2.17 and Mysql 5.5.10. I need some assistance getting Apache and Mysql running on boot. Reading the getting started over at upstart website attempting to get it to ...
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Upstart script doesn't start

Ubuntu 10.04 I have created this upstart script (/etc/init/pure-ftpd.conf): # pure-ftpd - FTP server description "Pure-FTPd server" start on filesystem stop on runlevel S respawn respawn limit ...
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How does rc job work / order of (contradicting) “start on …” and “stop on …” stanzas

I just can't understand how Upstart's rc job definition in Natty 11.04 works. To illustrate the problem, here is the definition (empty lines and comments are left out): start on runlevel [0123456] ...
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Sense of “stop on…” stanza when job is a task

an upstart question (I think I have read all relevant man pages but could not find the answer there): What is the sense of using a "stop on ..." stanza in the definition of a job which is a task? The ...
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Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
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Upstart kill timeout not respected?

I am currently learning upstart by playing around. I think I have understood the principle now, but I am having difficulties with the "kill timeout" stanza in upstart jobs. For example, I have the ...
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How to get output from upstart jobs when logged in via SSH?

To monitor what my job definitions are doing, I would like to see text output from the jobs. That does not seem to be possible when I am logged on via SSH. I am having this problem with Natty 11.04, ...
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Heartbeat doesn't start [closed]

Heartbeat don't start on automatic. Network interface is not UP when heartbeat start OS version : 10.04 Exact message in boot.log : Starting High-Availability services: bond1: unknown interface: No ...
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What events are available for Upstart?

Is there a list of available events that can be used for Upstart? For example start on local-filesystems so local-filesystems is an event but when is it triggered and what other events are there?
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Upstart, one job definition to start and one to stop

Hi i just discoverd ubuntu upstart (etc/init/* scripts). And i would like to use it to run a particular application. This app is run via a command line, but there is an argument to start an instance ...
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Want to make an upstart script; need help and advice

Atm, I need to randomly start and stop (for lack of a better word in my mind) a job. I start it by typing java -jar foo.jar and to stop it find out its pid and kill it. Killing it doesn't cause any ...
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How can I make sure one Upstart job starts before other Upstart jobs?

This is a general Upstart question, but let me use a specific case: Centrify is a NIS to ActiveDirectory gateway. It needs to load before any service that will depend the authentication service that ...
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upstart on 8.04

My understanding is that upstart is installed on 8.04, but it's different than 10.04. I'm having trouble finding documentation on how to start/stop/check services from the command line for 8.04. ...
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Automatically mount sshfs on startup?

Is it possible to automatically mount a sshfs filesystem whenever the connection goes up?
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How to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, ...
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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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How to set up Java-based services for startup?

What's the best way to set up a Java-based program to run an service and start on boot? upstart (pre-start script and post-stop script ?) plain old SysV init? (start-stop-daemon ?) In my case I am ...
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How do I disable irqbalance?

The title says it all really. I don't want to just kill something that seems so close to the bare metal, and sudo service irqbalance stop says stop: Unknown instance: -- what am I missing? Should I be ...
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MySQL server Upstart script not working on boot

For some reason the Upstart script for the MySQL server isn't working when I boot my server, however it does work once the server has booted and I execute sudo start mysql manually. I'm running an ...
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From init.d to upstart, is there a bridge?

I've got a perfectly good script for use in /etc/init.d. In fact, I have a lot of them, all created with the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper. It would seem to me that there could be a simple template for ...
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How to set a Upstart job to start manually?

I want to disable a bunch of upstart jobs here. I know how to make a upstart job. And also I know how to stop manually a job. However, I can't find a sample where I turn a automatically job into a ...
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Why does mysql process starts on boot?

As you can see, mysql exists only in the /etc/init.d directory and not in /etc/rcN.d, therefore it shouldn't start on boot. $ sudo find /etc -regex ".*\(rc.*d\|init\.d\).*" | sudo grep "mysql" | sort ...
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How do I setup gunicorn?

Upstart doesn't like to start gunicorn because it tries to call setpgrp (see github issue), what would be the best way to start [gunicorn] on a 10.04.1 server install? - Ideally with automatic ...
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Auto complete for startable/stopable services?

Before upstart it was easy to get proper autocomplete, e.g. I type sudo /etc/init.d/rsys<tab> and what I want to do and there I go. Now I need (?) to write sudo stop rsys<tab> but it ...
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why would /etc/init.d/mysql run the wrong upstart job?

update: /lib/init/upstart-job has been replaced with the MongoDB init script. For some reason, /etc/init.d/mysql start|stop|restart|status (/etc/init.d/mysql is simply a symlink to ...
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upstart config to start sync daemon as non-root user

I am planning to use inosync to sync data from master server to several client servers. I have created a user called rsyncuser in both master and slaves with access permissions and passwordless ssh ...
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Auto-start service on bootup that depend on network

I have a particular service (in this case OpenFire) that runs at startup. When it starts, it attempts to connect to a database at a given hostname. At startup time it fails to connect to that ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Upstart

Is there currently any GUI based application to show currently running services, with buttons to start and stop services? It doesn't necessarily need to be able to set boot up behaviour.
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upstart, exec and stderr

I am using syslog-ng on a Ubuntu Lucid machine with the following upstart script: # syslog-ng - system logging daemon # description "Syslog-ng daemon" start on (local-filesystems and ...
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upstart-supervised init script for Apache?

I want to run apache on Ubuntu 10.04, and use the nice supervision stuff in upstart (I'm not just talking about the apache init script, but proper service supervision a la daemontools - which is to ...
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What's the difference between “Service” and “/etc/init.d/”?

I've been managing server installations both on and off Ubuntu flavor for some time - I've become quite adjusted to /etc/init.d/ for restarting servcies. Now I get this message: root@tatooine:~# ...
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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?