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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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

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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I have to open recovery every time

When starting my computer, I see every time purple screen and caps lock blinking. I have to power-off It and open recovery , select root in menu and write reboot after I could get a normal booting. ...
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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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How to keep SSH running without connection drop on Ubuntu 12.04

I use a Raspberry Pi ssh to my Ubuntu web server to manually run an application that would not work with keeping it run with Upstart or other daemon tools. However, within hours the connection would ...
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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 ...
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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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How to install an init.d script in ubuntu?

I am trying to install an init.d script, to run celery for scheduling tasks. Here is the steps I followed: copied the file celeryd and pasted it in folder /etc/init.d/ created a configuration file ...
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Upstart job won't start

I have a simple upstart job: - /etc/init/hmastart.conf I want to test it, so i run:- service hmastart start But i receive the following error:- start: Unknown job: hmastart I get the same error ...
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User defined upstart jobs using Openbox

I know that to enable user defined jobs for upstart you need to uncomment ubuntu in /etc/upstart-xsessions and this will allow user defined upstart jobs in ubuntu default Xsession. The question is ...
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Switch raring to systemd [closed]

I know that Raring use upstart as init system. However I'm wondering if it's possible to switch to systemd, as we can do it on Debian. I've found this ppa: systemd : Martin Pitt But the systemd ...
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Upstart and Node js: Cannot find module

I'm trying to setup upstart to run with my Node js and Socket.io server. /etc/init/quizens.conf env NODE_BIN=/usr/bin/node env APP_DIR=/root/quizens env SCRIPT_FILE="quizens.js" env ...
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runlevel misunderstanding

As I known there is no classical init in ubuntu, instead of init ubuntu uses upstart. Upstart is capable of fully simulation of classical init. The problem is I still don't understand how upstart ...
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How are kernel modules in /etc/modules determined (because one of mine fails to load)?

I was trying to setup lm-sensors (Community Guide) and when I get to step 4 (sudo service module-init-tools restart) the service fails to start. In /var/log/upstart/module-init-tools.log I get an ...
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Ubuntu upstart and issue with dns resolution not ready during reboot

I created in /etc/init a monit.conf file that is pretty standard. During reboot, however, when monit tries to start, it checks dns resolution for things in its configuration file (monitrc) but fails. ...
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Can I run my script using inputbox to appear my menu-box before login?

I am trying to do experiment with /etc/init. I have written a script which displays a window showing some menu. I don't understand on which event I should start my service. I don't want any desktop ...
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upstart service giving 'chdir: command not found' error

I've created an upstart conf script called watch_folder.conf that i have used successfully on a few ubuntu installs already but for some reason I'm getting an error from the following code: ...
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how can i get sequential execution list of init scripts?

I write following script but it is not working during upstart, start on startup exec echo "Current date:-" $(date) > /tmp/myscript.out I have stored this script as /etc/init/myscript.conf ...
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Upstart - Bluepill not starting without sudo

I have an upstart service to start bluepill (Ruby gem to monitor processes). The upstart config is below. description "Start up the bluepill service" start on runlevel [2] stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Upstart creates two processes instead of one

I'm trying to create a simple echo-service using ubuntu upstart. For some reason upstart behaves really strange. When it starts the echo server first time everything is ok, but when it starts it ...
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Issue With Upstart And RVM Gem?

Im trying to get a RVM gem to run via upstart... I can't seem to get it to work: siriserver.conf #siriserver start on filesystem or runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn exec ...