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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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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“Client Critical Interface eth0/2 is down or doesn't have any link-local address” while starting a service after the network is up

I'm trying to start an upstart job after making sure networking interfaces are up. This is what I have now: start on started network-interface INTERFACE=eth0 stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start ...
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Running a daemon process from upstart

I'm running my application on a VPS under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And I have a problem with one daemon process for one of my applications. This process is called "delayed_job" (If not familiar - this is ...
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have upstart job prevent different job from stopping

I'm trying to find a way to have one upstart job, which is triggered when another job is stopping, from preventing that other job from really stopping. Basically I have a service which runs, lets ...
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Why does upstart work on 64 bit but not on 32 bit?

I hope someone with better skills on Linux can give me any clue or answer this. I have an upstart service, which has been running successfully on Ubuntu 12.04 server 64 bit. Today I have setup a vm ...
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How can I make sure one Upstart job stops before another Upstart job stops?

Sometimes my server is shut down via an ACPI shutdown, and I've managed to get my process to gracefully shut down. However, my process (Job A) relies on another process (Job B) during its graceful ...
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How can I replace upstart with systemd?

Since Mark Shuttleworth decided to switch to sytemd in the future, I was wondering if I can install it on my Ubuntu now?
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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how to run a script on ubuntu shutdown when it needs network on [duplicate]

I have an upstart script that needs to run on reboot or shutdown, but it needs to access the network to post an http requests and wait for the replies, I tried start on starting rc and start on ...
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Why upstart documentation prevents me from using respawn

In documentation I found a note that I shouldn't use respawn if I satisfied with expect. But I cannot understand, how are they interfere. For example, nginx config using both and predictable didn't ...
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initclt not seeing init script in Ubuntu 12 64bit

I created an init script in LSB format, and copied it to the /etc/init.d directory. I can manually start, stop, status the service and all works fine. I then try to set the service to auto stop/start ...
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What is the easiest way to create a meta upstart script

I want to have a "meta" upstart service that start/stops several other upstart services. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Upstart instance job on system reboot

I am using upstart instance jobs to start few of my services. The jobs are meant to have one instance per user i.e they take in the user name as the instance parameter. I have also configured them to ...
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Stuck on login screen!

I have only one user account on Lubuntu 13.10 and the automatic access was enabled. I decided to change this option, I wanted to see the login screen on startup where I can choose the user and run the ...
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Is there an upstart event for a process listening on the network?

I'd like to take an action whenever a process begins listening on a port, I tried using upstart-monitor and "nc -l", but I didn't see any events being generated.
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Upstart: Start server after mongodb

i would like to start a server after mongodb has started. Is it correct to use start on started mongodb? Example upstart script: start on started mongodb stop on starting rc RUNLEVEL=[016] respawn ...
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MongoDb installation failing

I am following te simple steps to install mongodb: First: apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10 Worked Good Second: echo "deb ...
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Upstart cannot determine daemon's pid

There is a daemon mydaemon, which has not a very pleasant interface. So that mydaemon-parser.py was written to parse configuration files and start as many mydaemon instances as needed. ...
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How to save “initctl” log-priority options?

I would like to save init log-prority debug options. What is the whole process from startup event? However, the init log-priority option to reboot and reset to the message. What should I do? If ...
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How to restart python script after one second of going down using UPSTART?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically and everything is working fine - ...
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upstart job works only with manual start/stop

I have a very small upstart job in /etc/init/tsm.conf to start backup client after network starts. It works just ok if I start/stop it manually via service tsm start|stop|status. But service tsm ...
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Upstart service not starting when a service it depends on starts

I have a service called service C. It has the following start and stop conditions: start on ( started A and started B) stop on (stopping A or stopping B) When I manually stop A, C stops. However, ...
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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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Problem with upstart sessions: unable to granpt:Exec format error

I have a very specific problem. I have installed an arm ubuntu 13.10 on chromebook with original chromebooks linux kernel. And I got the strange errors in ~/.xsession-errors which prevents me to ...
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Purpose of “postrotate invoke-rc.d rsyslog rotate” when logrotating, and is this command outdated?

When using logrotate to keep log files rotating, I have seen postrotate invoke-rc.d rsyslog rotate > /dev/null endscript I know postrotate makes bash execute the following ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 init won't re-read configuration

I'm running a vnc server under control of init. This is configured using a file under /etc/init. So far, so good. Now I want to make a change to the vnc.conf file, to change some of the command line ...
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Is it possible to run an OPENGL program via a daemon?

My main question is: Is it possible to run an OPENGL program via a daemon (upstart script)? The program displays a window on the screen. More details: I have an opengl program (done with ...
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teamviewerd not starting with lightdm on 13.10

I've installed the upstart-job for Teamviewer 9. According to the config it should start when dbus and lightdm is running, see: start on ( (started dbus or ...
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Is there a way to tell Upstart to log service?

In the logs directory I don't see a log file for my app (with a conf file nomilkforme.conf): z@ubuntu:/var/log/upstart$ ls console-setup.log.1.gz container-detect.log.1.gz module-init-tools.log.1.gz ...
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FATAL: Module rtc not found

Upstart gives "unknown job" error when I try to start the server with $ start <my-app-name>. I found this in the logs: z@ubuntu:/var/log/upstart$ sudo zcat module-init-tools.log.1.gz FATAL: ...
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Upstart unknown job problem

I set up nginx according to instructions here and it all went well but I am unable to start with $ start <my app name> I created /etc/init/nomilkfor.me.conf (this is the domain name) and this ...
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How to run a nohup script with upstart?

I'm porting some SysV-style service scripts for HBase (a java service) to upstart. The sysv scripts don't call java directly, but instead call hbase-daemon.sh. This is a start-stop-daemon-like tool ...
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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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An alternative to init.d?

Is there an alternative to Ubuntu's init.d? Like a way of starting and stopping daemons that don't require those monstrous init.d scripts: # cat /etc/init.d/skeleton #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # ...
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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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HOME variable is not set

I have two servers, they're identical (I believe), production and staging servers. And I have upstart script in /etc/init/ folder. description "Discoure process" setuid deploy setgid deploy ...
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upstart: mail error report on segfault

I have a process that's managed by upstart. It sends an error report on internal exceptions, but since the app isn't written in C, it cannot catch a SIGSEGV and send an error report on that. (Not ...
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Can't start upstart

I want to run upstart job. I've created upstart file and put it to /etc/init folder #/etc/init/myjob.conf description "test job" start on runlevel [2345] exec /home/megas/test.sh and then ...
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How to run bash script in upstart conf file?

I made bash script "kvm_manage". How should I write .conf script and run my bash script inside? It is possible? I am beginner..
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Nodejs app is starting everyday and eating up memory

I was trying to run ghost node.js application on my ubuntu server. Since I am mostly experimenting with linux systems I have tried a bunch of things and finally managed to make ghost run on server ...
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How can I return non-zero if upstart job fails to start?

How can I return non-zero from an upstart job if it fails to launch the first time? I suspect that respawn might be the culprit here, but perhaps not. The reason I want respawn is because ...
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How to set the umask in 13.10?

Apparently, there's a bug in Upstart that's shipped with Ubuntu 13.10, which overrides the umask set either through $HOME/.profile or /etc/login.defs. Upstart has been updated to fix this in Trusty, ...
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upstart-socket-bridge and python3 example

I'm trying to get upstart-socket-bridge to pass the socket to a Python3 application. Are there any working examples of u-s-b using Python 2 or 3? This example is a test setup only. u-s-b launches ...
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12.04 in VirtualBox doesn't execute any custom startup script

I'm trying to use Vagrant for our development process, mostly web development on a LAMP system. On shutdown of the VM I dump the content of the MySQL database to an SQL file in the shared folder. This ...
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Tool to disable services and daemons

For the old (and still used in debian) init mechanism there are tools such as rcconf to disable services and daemons. Are there such for whatever is used in Ubuntu (upstart I guess) ? I am running ...
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Where's runuser?

I'm making an upstart job, and I need to run an executable as another user. Nothing fancy like su provides, and none of the mixed-up SELinux contexts that come along with it. A quick internet search ...
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Only Guest session can be started

While Ubuntu is starting, the following messages are shown and stays shown for long time: * Starting LightDM Display Manager [OK] * Stopping Send an event to ...
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indicator-datetime stops the disk from spinning down

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop, and have laptop-mode-tools installed. I've noticed that, while running on battery, the laptop's hard disk is not spinning down successfully. About every five ...
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Stop job before it's dependencies

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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upstart logs missing [duplicate]

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to automate a script (or at least the actions contained within) that I run in Terminal each time a reboot my system, to enable the WiFi. I have been following as ...