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 do I setup services to start when Gitlab is ready?

I have a few Upstart services that I would like to have started once Gitlab is started and ready to serve repositories. There is a gitlab-runsvdir Upstart service (came with the gitlab package) that ...
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Can't execute nmcli in an upstart job

The file below is the default network-manager.conf upstart job. $ cat /etc/init/network-manager.conf # network-manager - network connection manager # # The Network Manager daemon manages the system's ...
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Does upstart pass an entire script body to shell for execution or process line-by-line?

My upstart job is failing in pre-start, when it moves any previous logfile to a backup: pre-start script mv -f $LOGDIR/$LOGFILE $LOGDIR/$LOGFILE.bak touch $LOGDIR/$LOGFILE end script I expect ...
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upstart not running jar file once system has booted

I have been working on several bits of code and done a fair bit of testing and looking around for answers before posting this, so I am hoping someone can help solve this with me. The jar I am able to ...
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My command runs in bash, but not from /etc/init, what have I done wrong?

I'm having some trouble with this init script. When I run the command I'm passing to start-stop-daemon from the command line it works perfectly, even if I run it sudoed as the userid in the script, ...
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Log upstart event env var EXIT_SIGNAL/EXIT_STATUS

Upstart has job environment and event environment, I am faimilar with the jobs, and I can write script stanzas to log/exec. But when the process fails, there is a stopped event, which has some useful ...
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sbin/init crash after log in

Hi I have been getting a problem where, every time I log into Ubuntu, a red exclamation mark appears in the top-right of the screen. On clicking it, a window appears to say "Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has ...
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Upstart job not starting - virtual-filesystem not emitted?

I have installed logstash from the official elasticsearch repository on Ubuntu 14.10. Installation process added the upstart job /etc/init/logstash.conf and init script /etc/init.d/logstash # ...
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PXE boot 14.04 : filesystem.dir not working: do I have to use filesystem.squashfs?

I've been using PXE-Boot with an extracted filesystem rather than squashfs so far: [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.dir/ instead of [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.squashfs This ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 in login loop as lightdm-session says upstart not found

I tried to install a package systemd (this replaces upstart in Utopic 14.10 and up). See my yesterday question How to Re Generate All Gnome Schemas for Ubuntu 12.04. The result was that it didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot hangs at logo after updating

Yesterday, I did a update/dist-upgrade. Today, I powered on the machine and it was hanging at the loading screen with logo and cycling dots - I've waited at this screen for about an hour several times ...
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What service starts a user session before they login? [closed]

I've noticed that I have problems with insync and dropbox icons showing up in my system tray and in investigating the problem it seems to be because they are being started before I even login. In ...
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Bash script works from command line, but not if started by upstart

I have a script that listens on port 12 and invokes xbmc when receiving a wol packet. It works perfectly fine when I launch the script directly from the command line, but nothing happens when I let ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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How do I find out what version of upstart I have?

I'm trying to figure out if I should use User Jobs or Session Jobs, since Session Jobs are the proper way to do things from upstart 1.7 onward. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. How do I find out what ...
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Prevent service from starting manually when dependent services are down

Suppose I have two services db and app (which needs db to be up and running before it starts). They are starting correctly on startup and when I do sudo service db stop it stops both db and app. But ...
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How to enable user jobs in Upstart

I'm trying to allow non-privileged users to run upstart jobs from their $HOME/.init directory. Upstart cookbook mentions that you must enable this, but doesn't mention how to do it. The frustration ...
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How to implement in upstart that a service is preventive restarted every x hours?

I have a component --- started with upstart --- with a bug. The bug causes the application to freeze and unfortunately, it does not crush. As a temporary walk-around, I want to force the service to ...
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Can I remove upstart-* from startup

When I startup my computer I have 80+ processes running - just under my name. Of these, I have 4 that match the regex upstart-*: upstart-dbus-bridge upstart-dbus-bridge upstart-file-bridge ...
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How do I run weechat and screen as an upstart service without error?

I want to run weechat constantly in the background so that I can ssh in and reattach to it via screen. I'm trying to accomplish this via the following file in /etc/init/chatscreen.conf: description ...
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upstart fail to run service and not able to debug

I am using os-svc-daemon to create my upstart service for openstack project. my upstart job config is as below File : /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] env ...
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Is it possible to use services that provide their own pid, like dnsmasq, to use with upstart?

I need badly a better way to refresh dnsmasq configuration than in How to let built-in DHCP assign a static IP to LXC container based on name, not MAC address . I cannot afford restarting all ...
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Kill SSHFS at shutdown? (systemd / upstart)

Apparently having an SSHFS mountpoint active while trying to restart or shutdown Ubuntu can cause the system to hang. I would really like to avoid having to possibly power cycle, due to using an md ...
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Upstart - unable to read /etc/shadow unless sudo

In the following script in Upstart, I'm unable to read /etc/shadow in pre-script phase, unless I use $(echo mypass | sudo -S cat /etc/shadow | grep myusername) The script works fine if I provide my ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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How to autorun a script as root just after the user's encrypted home directory has become mounted on headless server?

There is a problem with ecryptfs that it heavily limits the maximal filename length. To walkaround it I link most home subfolders to the external encrypted partition. The partition gets mounted just ...
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Upstart - handling stop when the process is killed

I have upstart configuration for my java process: /etc/init/myjar.conf description "my jar" author "me" start on runlevel [2345] stop on shutdown expect fork script chdir /opt/myjar/ java ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 Failed really bad

I got a popup saying i had updates, and a new release. I clicked on to do the upgrade. Things went ok for a bit, then i started getting popups talking about problems .. like 10 or so, saying i should ...
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How to disable mediascanner-service?

I've installed ubuntu-sdk and it depends among others on mediascanner2.0. I generally despise all such scanners/trackers and I'd like to disable it. But I can't find a way. The config is in ...
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Why does my script work when started from console but does not work when started via upstart?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. Here is what I am trying to do: I copied and adapted a shell script from here: http://yatse.leetzone.org/redmine/boards/2/topics/2088. It listens to UDP port 9 for ...
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Making one Upstart script see environment variables of another

I have a server that starts with Upstart: /etc/init/server.conf description "Server" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn exec /opt/myserver/runmyserver.sh To ...
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Disable touchpad at login screen

EDIT (revision 4) According to this ubuntuforums.org post, upstart cookbook and CameronNemo's answer, I tried to change the first line with start on login-session-start and I moved the conf file ...
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Reconfigure system (network) during boot based on HyperV information

I am running a HyperV environment with Ubuntu 14.04 server running in generation 1 guests setups. It runs nicely. I want to be able to clone the system (while shut down), give it a new name, and ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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Unexpected interruption in Ubuntu starup file

I got a problem with the upstart files of Ubuntu in /etc/init/. I am trying to run a process if it does not already exist. So I wrote a conf file and start with "start" The following two files are ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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Run multiple command in upstart service

I have a directory in my home folder that contains the application that I need to run on startup. Here is the directory structure home/ application/ bin/ startup.sh I run this ...
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Upstart doesn't recognize desktop-unlock event

I created an Upstart job under /etc/init and it is a simple job as: start on desktop-unlock exec <my script> My script is under /usr/bin and is executable. But it seems Upstart only ...
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How do I manage session options (sound in my case) when starting program with xinit?

I have tried but failed to find proper information about xinit, in order to understand why it is that when boot into Unity and then start an application (xbmc) all is well, but when I try to use a ...
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xbmc upstart scrip delivers no sound

I want xbmc to start on boot, as well as restart when it crashes. Currently, I auto-login to a user ('public') and have xbmc as a startup application. But if xbmc crashes it does not restart, which is ...
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How do I convert a sysv-init script to an Upstart job?

I would like to convert the slapd LDAP server init script to an Upstart service. However, I have very little knowledge of SysV init scripts (and the LSB(?) stuff). Specifically, I'm interested in the ...
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“Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type=”method_call“, sender=”:1.5“” while starting MySQL

I have a mysql that has been working fine but now will not start. All I've been able to accomplish is using sudo start mysql which generates the following error: start: Rejected send message, 1 ...
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Why isn't one 'bash' command working at startup

I am working on a VM with Lubuntu 14.04, I have created a script a.sh, #!bin/bash echo "aaaa" >> a.txt And my /etc/rc.local file is as follows: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is ...
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How to specify when a daemon should stop during system shutdown?

I have written a FUSE to combine a local and remote file system as one virtual FS. The problem I am seeing is that when the system shuts down (i.e. root issues a reboot), my FS dies before all the ...
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Using upstart for non-daemon tasks

I would like to have foo do-startup-things run on boot, and foo do-shutdown-things run on shutdown where foo is my own program. It looks like Upstart is a good candidate to do this, but Upstart seems ...
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upstart multiple parameters

So Im working on a upstart process and wanted to know if I could pass in multiple parameters my-upstart-service restart PARM1=foo PARM2=bar PARM3=hello Here is kinda what I had in mind description ...
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How do I run a script on Unity login/logout?

I have two scripts - one to mount some folders over SSHFS - and one to unmount. I would like to launch the mount script when my default Ubuntu desktop is launched (after I log in at the graphical ...
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Upstart - Start-stop-daemon vs exec

I am writing my first init conf file using upstart. I would like to know what are the advantages of starting my daemon using start-stop-daemon. Why is it better then just: exec /path/to/my/daemon ...
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Export env variables to grandchild jobs

I have a set of upstart scripts, generated by foreman from a Procfile, to start my web service and async task queue worker. The way foreman generates the scripts is as follows: app app-web app-web-1 ...
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What does init on Ubuntu do?

I already know that init is the magical program that is needed for booting your computer and managing runlevels, but what is it's real purpose? Why do we even need init in the first place? Why can't ...