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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Expand variables in upstart script

I have written several upstart scripts to start transmission-daemon for several users. The script is this: start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 and runlevel [235]) stop on ...
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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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Upstart and core files

I have an upstart job that occasionally crashes with a segmentation fault, and I have a few questions about core dumps. First, should I add a stanza: limit core unlimited unlimited Is there a ...
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How to specify a daemon shutdown command with upstart?

In an upstart configuration how do I define what command should be used to shutdown a server. Lets say I have daemon that has two seperate processes. startup.sh - to start the server shutdown.sh ...
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Starting java processes with Upstart

I want to start a java process using Upstart. Currently, on our OpenSuSE servers, I use the System V init system to achieve this, but on our Ubuntu servers I'd rather use Upstart. But I have two ...
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Upstart script and start-stop-daemon

I had an issue where making an upstart script would call the script multiple times, causing my IRCd to spawn around 8 times or so. In order to rectify this, I used start-stop-daemon: description "IRC ...
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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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ubuntu upstart script execute a script.py program

I'm creating an upstart script to execute a python program I've written. When the service is starting I want to echo starting service - script.py... and echo the process id of the program once ...
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How do I run a Python script in the background and restart it after a crash?

I have a very simple Python script that I'd like to be always running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. I thought of using upstart + monit. The problem is that those tools seem rather complicated for a ...
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Why the services do not start at installation?

I've seen this sometime now, but not finding anything in the ubuntu man about this peculiar policy-rc.d binary that prevents services from being started/restarted/stopped when called by dpkg/apt, so I ...
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How to diagnose Upstart errors?

I have an Upstart conf file in /etc/init which starts fine if i start it manually like this: sudo initctl start myconf If i run it without the sudo command i get the error name=(unset) error, which ...
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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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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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Upstart conf changes do not reload after edit

After I make some changes to an upstart conf file upstart does not reload the new changes until I reboot the system start on filesystem or runlevel [23] stop on runlevel [6] respawn expect fork ...
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How to Debug when upstart hangs?

I have recently much trouble with services started by upstart. Currently I have problems with avahi-daemon and rsyslogd. Most of the time i had that problem on Ubuntu >= 12.04. What's the problem? If ...
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upstart init script remains on apt-get remove

I just created my first .deb file ever from a Python script. I included a package.upstart file under package/debian and all installed great. However, I noticed that apt-get remove package leaves the ...
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How should I start MongoDB on a NUMA machine?

When I first installed MongoDB 2.2.3 with apt-get, following the instructions from 10gen installation guide, it auto starts when the server starts. However, after following the instructions in ...
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How do I choose which way to enable/disable, start/stop, or check the status of a service?

If I want to start a system installed service, I can do: # /etc/init.d/some-svc start # initctl start some-svc # service some-svc start # start some-svc If I want to disable a service from running ...
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upstart memcached

I've put together an upstart script for memcached based on the init.d script it ships with, as I couldn't find any examples anywhere. The problem is it's not respawning automatically when I kill the ...
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How to start jenkins?

I installed jenkins via sudo apt-get install jenkins. However, it doesn't start up. Tried to start it manually using sudo /etc/init.d/jenkins start. But it says this message when I try to start it ...
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Upstart tracking wrong PID of process - not respawning

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow. Then realised that this is probably a better place. I have bluepill setup to monitor my delayed_job processes. (Ruby On Rails application) Using ...
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Python service using Upstart on Ubuntu

I want to create to deploy a heartbeat service (a python script) as a service using Upstart. My understanding is that I've to add a /etc/init/myheartbeatservice.conf with the following contents. # ...
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Upstart not executing the exec function in upstart.conf

I have a completed upstart conf file loaded here: http://pastebin.com/5E7J5jEY but I'm having trouble with the upstart not executing the exec function and/or relinquishing the kernel console CLI back ...
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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 I can run ubuntu in chroot on Android?

I want to run fully functional Ubuntu on my Android device in chroot. But I have some trouble with upstart. In chroot "it will actually run /sbin/telinit", so how i can run upstart or replace it with ...
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reliably restarting services using upstart or runit

I want to reliably restart my app and web server processes on crash. If I understand correctly, runit starts every service as a child process. If the child process crashes this sends a signal to the ...
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Set permanent command-line options to upstart

I would like to add a command-line option, such as --default-console=none, to upstart. I believe I can just add these to the kernel invocation line and they will be passed on, is this true? If so, ...
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Upstart kills all process started by script

So I use Upstart [myscript] to start a script [A], which starts another script [B], which in turn starts some other scripts [GROUP C]. When I run stop [myscript], I encounter the unusual behavior ...
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Gnome session log getting too large

Under my user a hidden system folder .cache/upstart/ is getting insanely large - 99G. This is mainly due to a file gnome-session.log. Does anybody know what this folder is and why it may get so large? ...
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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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How can I start SpiderOak automatically on a headless server?

I use SpiderOak for online backup and file synchronisation (a la Dropbox.) I'm running it on my headless server via the SpiderOak --headless command. At the moment, I have to start this manually ...
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Rationale for switching from upstart to systemd?

The larger change that comes with Ubuntu 15.04 is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Could anyone adequately explain to a non-technical ...
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How can I check if upstart is installed in ubuntu server and how can I install it?

I want to install upstart to my ubuntu server 13.10, but I am confused if I need to download the source or install package. In upstart's getting started page I think they instruct to install the ...
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How can I tell upstart to restart a service when a different service is restarted?

I've an OpenERP server running on one of my servers. It's started by a traditional /etc/init.d/ script. It uses a PostgreSQL database and needs a manual restart every time PostgreSQL is restarted. ...
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How to determine status of upstart job in bash script?

How do you determine if an upstart job is running inside of a Bash script? That is I need a "boolean" value to do something like: #!/bin/bash if [ determine_if_job_x_is_running ]; then echo "I see ...
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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 do I run a script once and only once in Upstart?

I have a script that starts on desktop-session-start. The first person who logs in graphically after a boot will have this script called. I want it called once, not every time a person logs in. How ...
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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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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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Why does upstart fail to start my juju service with Unknown job: juju-ubuntu-0?

I'm having issues launching juju on an lxc container through regular juju deploy commands: juju bootstrap juju deploy ubuntu The ubuntu juju status continually says pending. The LXC starts, and I ...
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A way for an Upstart event to be sent whenever ecryptfs homedir mounted/unmounted?

I have an encrypted homedir (ecryptfs) and I'm wanting to run a private mysql daemon with the database files in my homedir. The daemon should be started whenever the homedir is mounted, and stopped ...
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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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Is upstart a solid replacement for anacron yet?

Upstart FAQ says: Will Upstart replace cron, atd or anacron? Yes. A planned feature for Upstart is the ability to generate events at a particular scheduled time, regular scheduled time or ...
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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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vivid - failed to connect to upstart: connection refused

Just updated via do-release-upgrade and now certain upstart jobs such as fail2ban and plexmediaserver will not start (have tried reinstalling) sudo service fail2ban start Job for fail2ban.service ...
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how to debug upstart if it hangs while root is read-only?

I am trying to debug an unsecessful/hung-up system start (upstart) on 14.04.2 LTS. root is an ext4 filesystem in a luks container. filesystems are in clean state. The boot process stops after ...
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About dbus-daemon's activation parameter

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 LTS. I saw following line in /etc/init.d/dbus.conf. exec dbus-daemon --system --fork --activation=upstart And I saw the man page for dbus-daemon, and then found the ...
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Upstart not reopening log files on logrotation

We use upstart to manage our services on our Ubuntu servers. They produce logs which are logged out to /var/log/upstart/SERVICE_NAME.log Then daily, the log files are rotated using the logrotation ...
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Why doesn't network-manager start at boot?

I think this started happening a couple of months ago when I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04. Whenever I reboot, network-manager does not start. I have to manually run sudo start network-manager, and ...