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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Upstart and isstty(STDOUT_FILENO)

Many Linux programs use istty to determine whether STDOUT is a terminal or not. For example, ls will (by default) suppress coloured output if it's redirected (istty == 0). When running upstart jobs, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: plymouth-upstart-bridge terminates during boot

In Ubuntu 14.04.1 with 3.13.0-37-generic kernel, I get this message while booting up (few previous messages added for context too): [ 4.951362] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 4.951519] ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Autostart a Python script in an LX terminal

I have a python script which extracts continuous data from an incoming serial string and inserts the fields into an Sql database. The python script can be run manually from an LX terminal and works ...
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Process “/bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9” - what starts it and why?

I have a process /bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9 that runs on my system. sh -e /path/to/file in dash (which sh is symlinked to on my Kubuntu 14.10) just tests for existence of a file. In /proc/self/fs I ...
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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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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable GDM from being automatically started?

After Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, I installed Xubuntu just to have a minimal GUI: sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop gparted ...
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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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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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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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Start jackd with realtime priority with upstart

I'm trying to start jackd with realtime priority at boot with an uptstart script but with no success so far. I'm using ubuntu server 14.04. My upstart version is 1.12.1. The user and group I'm using ...
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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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/sbin/getty process causing 100% CPU utilization

I have an instance of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-25-virtual i686) running as a KVM-VM on a host-machine that runs one more VM beside it. I deploy a Ruby on Rails application using the ...
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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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What service starts a user session before they login?

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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Startup script for spawn-fcgi

I would like to use spawn-fcgi to start a web.py application on system boot. Is there any facility for managing spawn-fcgi through Upstart? (Is Upstart the modern system for managing services, or ...
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Having Cisco AnyConnect connect to VPN server at startup on a headless machine

Currently I launch it manually using the following command: printf "y\nMYUSERID\nMYPASSWORD\ny" | /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn -s connect VPNSERVERADDRESS I tried putting the same command in ...
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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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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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Is there an alternative to using “sleep 1” in Upstart pre-start script? [closed]

I am running a rails app on Ubuntu 12.04 I was having difficulty getting the service to start on boot. The only thing that solved this issue was to add a "sleep 1" to my pre-start script. I am ...
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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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Pure-FTPd with virtual users

I recently setup a pure-ftpd server, and I'm wondering about how I would include virtual users within the service. I would normally have to run the program with -l puredb:/etc/pureftpd.pdb. How would ...
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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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How to run job with access to ssh passphrase

I have a long-running daemon (unison file monitor) that I want to have running at all times. This daemon connects to a remote server through ssh and maintains a local directory synced with a remote ...
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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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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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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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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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How do I stop all processes in a chroot?

I have a number of LVM partitions, each containing an Ubuntu installation. Occasionally, I want to do an apt-get dist-upgrade, to update an installation to the most recent packages. I do this with ...
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What is the meaning of this Upstart init error?

$ start playframework start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.6" (uid=1000 pid=1080 comm="start portal ") interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Start" ...
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etherpad lite on ubuntu 14.04 server

I just installed etherpad-lite on my ubuntu 14.04 server and everything worked fine, I had access to the etherpad on web after startup and could create new pads, add stuff and so on. Just as expected. ...
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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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Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Following on from this question, I have written a simple upstart service (/etc/init/pms.conf) for my headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box as follows: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 stop ...
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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 to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, ...
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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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How to determine status of upstart job in bash script?

How do you determine if an upstart job is running inside of a Bash script? That is I need a "boolean" value to do something like: #!/bin/bash if [ determine_if_job_x_is_running ]; then echo "I see ...
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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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Enabling systemd in Ubuntu 12.04 lxc container

Following is my setup I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 Precise. I have and lxc container on it running upstart. I want to replace upstart with systemd. I modified the container's lxc with "virsh -c ...
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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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start: Unknown job: tester while using upstart feature of ubuntu [closed]

I have a jar file which I am running like this in my Ubuntu 10.10 and then it starts my exhibitor server in the background - nohup java -jar ...