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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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 ...
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Upstart doesn't produce any log on Ubuntu Raring [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and added custom upstart scripts. These scripts work well and are already in use on other hosts (not Ubuntu). The problem is, upstart doesn't produce any log of what ...
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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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Running BaseX as an upstart job

I'm trying to configuring BaseX to run as a service on my server. The basexserver command has a flag -S whose functionality is listed as "start as service". If I run basexserver -S at the command ...
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Service starts when called, but not on startup

I wrote a simple upstart script that kicks off a python program, I have it saved as vgpusher.conf. It doesn't start automatically, but if I run sudo start vgpusher it starts and runs just fine. The ...
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Why don't custom upstart job names tab complete in the service command?

I'm used to create upstart services with a file in /etc/init/<service>.conf and it works perfectly fine, the only thing I'd like to is to have tab completion the same way that every service in ...
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How to create (via installer script) a task that will install my bash script so it runs on DE startup?

I've been reading for the last couple hours about Upstart, .xinitrc, .xsessions, rc.local, /etc/init.d/, /etc/xdg/autostart, @reboot in crontab and so many other things that I'm totally confused! ...
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How come service --staus-all outputs a non-existing service?

When I run sudo service --status-all It outputs [ ? ] jetty but there is no such service/process running in the system. How do I cleanup this service/process?
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Auto-start Upstart User Jobs on boot

I've enabled Upstart User Jobs and configured a few jobs. These jobs can be started/stopped by the respective user and all is well. However the start on stanza doesn't seem to have effect: start on ...
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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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upstart bittorrent sync two configs for btsync

I want to write an upstart script for BitTorrent Sync that starts btsync like "btsync --config day.conf" in the morning and restarts it with "btsync --config night.conf" at night. This way, I would be ...
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How to repair installation, accidentally deleted /sbin/initctl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a VirtualBox. I was trying to create a central log server with rsyslog. At some point I made changes to the conf file and tried to restart rsyslog, but started getting the ...
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System won't shutdown unless I stop networking init script [closed]

I speculate it's networking related since I could only shut down my system if I do /etc/init.d/networking stop first. If I tried to put the system to sleep, it disconnect the network then reconnect it ...
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Hide desktop startup screen

I am working on a hardware device running on Ubuntu. One of the most important features is good presentation - in my case not showing the OS startup screen etc. Currently I am using upstart to start ...
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Upstart job doesn't die correctly

I'm making a simple upstart daemon. Following the Upstart documentation[1] I make the conf script: description "Super Daemon" author "Bastian Baltasar Bux" start on started dbus stop on runlevel ...
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lightdm fail to start automatically after last update

I have 12.04 LTS, I don't think I installed anything extraordinary lately, (just uninstalled lxc-docker), but after last automatic update I am left with console. I can do service lightdm start and ...
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What are all the autostart locations in Ubuntu?

I'm a Ubuntu newbie in need of some advice from anyone very familiar with the different Ubuntu startup methodologies. I'm interested in enumerating all the applications that are triggered at startup ...
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Upstart job fails to respawn and hangs when tried to stop/restart it

I'm using Upstart 1.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 to manage a process created by some user but needs to be managed as system job as starting on boot, respawning if it fails and we been able to start/stop it at ...
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How can I tell inside an upstart script if the job was killed(crashed) or stopped normaly

Is there a way to know within the script if the job in question was killed(crashed) or stopped normaly. I want to kill another process in post-stop script only when the current job crashed and not ...
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Configure owner and permissions for upstart log files

When logging an upstart job with the standard console log stanza, can the resulting log files in /var/log/upstart be configured to be written with a mode or owner other than the default?
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My process is already daemonized before calling fork

I am starting process with upstart, to run as service using following command but looks like before i call the fork in main() of testservice it's already running as daemon. Any ideas what could be ...
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Correct way to install a custom upstart service

I am using upstart for services on my servers. Writing a conf file and placing it in /etc/init is easy enough, but that doesn't seem to completely install. For one, the service --status-all doesn't ...
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Systemd is installed on Ubuntu Raring?

Systemd appears to be installed in Ubuntu Raring. What does it provide that upstart doesn't provide? Why is it there? I thought Ubuntu was keeping upstart.
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Upstart: report (email, log) on respawn and failure

I would like to get an email when an upstart job fails and respawns, and when all respawns are depleted, and the job fails. How can I do that?
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Restart Upstart

I'm in the process of building a job to work in upstart, and any time I have even a typo the entire upstart breaks; not just my job. Is there any way to reload upstart without rebooting?
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Am I using upstart correctly?

I'm trying to write a startup script for my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop that pings my Netgear router every 30 seconds (this is necessary as a nasty workaround for a separate problem I'm having). I read this ...
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Command fails to execute in upstart session job

This command: mongod --fork --dbpath ../data --smallfiles --logpath ../data/mongo.log runs perfectly from terminal, while in directory /mongo/bin/ But, when I use same command and directory for ...
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Powernap daemon doesn't start with upstart

I have a problem with powernap daemon on kubuntu 13.04, which doesn't start with upstart (or with /etc/init.d/powernap start). On my other machine with ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS it starts ok. $ sudo service ...
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Upstart can't start MySQL

After an installation of MySQL, I get a few errors and I can't run the MySQL daemon. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times, and I'm not sure what's going on. Here's a snippit of what ...
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Shutdown slow: unknown job s35networking [closed]

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 LTS, I get this error when I shutdown the pc: rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility service S35 ...
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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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Startup script doesn't execute at startup

I have followed the tutorial here that shows how to setup the No-ip update program to start at system startup. I have done exactly as specified here, yet the program still doesn't start. Also, when I ...
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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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Why is this laptop taking almost 1 minute to boot Ubuntu 13.04?

My dad's new HP Pavilion dv6 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 takes almost a minute to boot up - it seems like it's hanging somewhere. Is there something I can do to easily fix it? I need some help ...
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Where is Unity startup script in rc?.d

I've been reading about runlevels and startup scripts lately, and I've learnt that runlevels 2 to 5 are the same in Ubuntu, and that Ubuntu's default runlevel is 2. What I want to do I want to ...
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Has behaviour of upstart changed in 13.04

I have an upstart conf that mounts a remote nfs at startup. Previously (in 12.10) it used start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE=eth0) in 13.04 this no longer works - I tried all ...