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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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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How to run pasuspender from upstart?

I'm trying to write an upstart script for running an application which needs direct access to alsa device (Pianoteq, a piano emulator). It works if runned from console, like so: pasuspender ...
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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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Creating an Upstart command for TeamViewer to restart if closed

I am trying to create a .conf file for TeamViewer, to automatically restart it if is closed. Does anyone know how to do this? I am running Ubuntu 12.04
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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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PBIS Open & Ubuntu 13.10 Delayed Logon

I have also found that since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 that Active Directory users cannot log into the system straight away even though WiFi is connected (unless thier credentials are ...
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Networking not starting - OpenVZ default Ubuntu 12.04 Template

I have been using HyperVM to deploy OpenVZ Ubuntu 12.04 server instances. Unfortunately, they all boot without networking enabled. I tried inserting int the crontab: @reboot /usr/sbin/service ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Best way to ensure a VPN connection starts (and hopefully remains)

Ok, trying again :) I tried to find the answer to this on my own, and that led me to the first suggestion in this topic... which, through a Series of Unfortunate Events, let me to hours and hours ...
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System init daemons do not show even if “initctl” is executed with “sudo.”

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. Today, It became impossible to control php5-fpm daemon from the shell like the following: $ sudo service php5-fpm start start: Unknown job: php5-fpm After several hours of ...
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Multiple shutdowns for Upstart script

I need a script to shutdown differently depending on whether a user called stop or the system is going down. Some background: I have two primary functionalities for ending a continuous process that I ...
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Auto restarting asterisk and mysql using upstart

I want asterisk and mysql to be able to auto-restart if anything were to happen to it, like if it crashed. I found a guide with what I'm looking for, but it's written assuming that the /etc/inittab ...
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Creating a very simple upstart script

So I've been attempting to create an incredibly simple upstart script. I started with: console output exec /srv/scripts/test.sh But got this error: start: Job failed to start So I changed it ...
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“Normal” variables in Upstart [duplicate]

I haven't quite figured out, how to use "normal" bash variables in an Upstart script. Basically, I just want to do this. DAEMON="/usr/bin/redis-server" DAEMON_ARGS="/etc/redis/redis.conf" ...
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but I didn't use /etc/init.d/ in my command!

How can I get this command to work again? $ service tftpd-hpa -start Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service tftpd-hpa -start The script you ...
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Issues with ganglia and upstart in 13.04

I'm having an issue with ganglia-monitor and upstart. Just after installing it starts and it cannot be stopped. I tried to solve it following http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#expect but I can ...
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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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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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Ubuntu upstart: Why does restart do the same thing as stop?

This is my upstart file /etc/init/myapp.conf: description "Example of starting Node with Upstart and Forever" start on filesystem or runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] expect fork console ...
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Changing a start up init.d script to use with new ubuntu

This is my code. I would like to change it to use with new versions of ubuntu. The thing is ubuntu doesn't have chkconfig any more. Also I heard that new ubuntu uses upstart instead of init type start ...
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Init.d script problem

The init.d script is installed properly and by me i wrote the script correctly. But i have a very strange situation. The script executes a multi-threaded program written in c++ by me. If i execute the ...
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upstart jobs and “and” conditions

I am trying to get an upstart job to start after both 2 other jobs have completed. As an example, I have debug.conf that looks like: start on stopped networking and stopped screen-cleanup task ...
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Upstart - start after task finished

I have an Upstart job configured using the task stanza, which another job depends on being finished before it starts. However, this job must also wait for a different service to be started before it ...
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Upstart is not finding my job

Hi there I have made the following job: description "Emacs daemon" start on runlevel[2345] stop on runlevel[!2345] expect daemon respawn respawn limit 10 5 # respawn up to 10 times, waiting 5 ...
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Why can't I connect to this service when launched via Upstart?

I have a web service written in Golang that I need to fire up using Upstart. I can run the service executable (named word) on port 5555 from within it's directory manually like so: PORT=5555 ./word ...
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Limit the parallelisation of Upstart?

If I understand right, Upstart runs all tasks that are ready to run in parallel. However, is there a way to limit the amount of parallelisation? That is, the number of parallel tasks that are run ...
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Run Mono Application on Startup Ubuntu

I need run a c# Windows Forms application (Mono app) on Ubuntu startup, then I trying use Upstart. I run this application fine manually, but when I use the Upstart script, as follow: description ...
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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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upstart job doesn't stop on “service something stop”

Could you guys please help with with Upstart script ? For some reason it cannot stop java process on service something stop. service status says bbb stop/waiting I'm trying to run my app which is ...
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Upstart and process substitution

So I want to use the following in my script stanza: forever -l >(tee $QW_LOG_DIR/webserver.log | logger -p user.info -t '[QW]') start webserver.js However, that won't work because: That's bash ...
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No message appears when using notify-send inside a service, why?

I'm developing a notification script which sends me messages from a json-file. I tried to run it as a service, as this seemed to be the easiest way to start and stop the script from he commands line. ...
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Upstart job not starting

Can someone help me with a startup script not starting? I started it with initctl start startupScript, and it works fine. But it wont start at startup (= virtualbox, and mount, doesnt execute). I need ...
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Starting a script with a keypress without an X server

I am looking for a way to bind any sequence of keys to an action that will run a script. I need to accomplish this on a Ubuntu 12.10 server which does not have X. I have looked into Upstart however I ...
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Can upstart script be triggered by a device attached?

How should I specify the "start on" condition to run an upstart script when a device (an external disk) is attached?
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Why can't I restart cron daemon in 12.04 LTS?

I just changed the timezone on my server and therefore need to restart crond so that it will pickup the change, but when I try, this is what happens: root@s2:/# service cron restart stop: Unknown ...
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Running short-term tasks via upstart

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Task: run script at certain start/stop conditions. No long-running service/daemon is launched, only short-term actions. Upstart script test.conf: description "test script" ...
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Default to adm group for upstart logs

This bug suggests that on 12.04, the default permissions for upstart logs do not allow rsyslogd to read them: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/1074564 That is the logs need to ...
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Why this upstart job is preventing lightdm from shutdown or restart my notebook?

in order to have a permanet ssh tunnel running I set up the following upstart job in /etc/init/ssh-tunnel.conf: # ssh tunnel - simple personal ssh tunnel description "simple personal ssh tunnel" ...
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How to stop a upstart job when another is starting?

I want to stop (and start again later) several services manually. How can I figure out the correct sequence that respects the dependencies? In ancient times I could parse the contents of e. g. ...
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svnserve startup no longer works as documented

The documented methods of starting svnserve no longer work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ref: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Subversion "inetd" scripts are obsolete. "xinetd" scripts are now nonstandard. ...
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sudo service networking start doesn't work

I just configured dns-nameservers in /etc/network/interfaces. To make it take effect instantly, I typed sudo service networking stop, the desktop seems to kill some processes, anyway the UI is ...