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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
242 views

Upstart not reopening log files on logrotation

We use upstart to manage our services on our Ubuntu servers. They produce logs which are logged out to /var/log/upstart/SERVICE_NAME.log Then daily, the log files are rotated using the logrotation ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Upstart vs Systemd Performance

Has anyone measured difference in performance between these 2 systems on Ubuntu? Systemd is coming, and it has it's merits, but I fear Upstart will be tough to beat on Ubuntu, since it had years of ...
9
votes
2answers
10k views

Upstart is not seeing my new script

I've added a new script to /etc/init/ called minecraft.conf which contains the script: start on startup stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 20 5 script export HOME="/root" exec ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Installed plex media server, and it wont start

I just installed plex media server via the software center, and when I try to start it I get initctl: Unknown job: plexmediaserver How can I fix/debug this issue?
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Ubuntu 15.04 do not boot after dpkg-divert --local --rename --add [closed]

After upgrade my distro ubuntu 15.04, the mongodb stopped the automatic service and I could not restart it again. I did some search trying to find some solution to the problem and ended up running the ...
1
vote
6answers
12k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

supervisor servce doesn't want to autostart

I installed supervisor: sudo apt-get install -y supervisor When I restart the system it doesn't start. So I start it manually: $ sudo service supervisor start Starting supervisor: supervisord. ...
324
votes
7answers
370k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

init.d script + upstart help/advice

I have written up a Shell init.d script named "My_first_initd_script". The script works great when I run it from the /etc/init.d/ -working in the foreground. I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

How should I configure Ubuntu/Upstart for unusual network configuration?

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic 14.04 LTS on a new server box I built specifically to host some virtual machines. The network configuration for this box, which contains two NICs, exposes the two ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Upstart or Systemd

So I'm confused. I'm getting a lot of mixed information via Google. As of today, what is Ubuntu using going forward? Is Ubuntu choosing to use and support Upstart, or are they using Systemd? I would ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Can not remove nvidia-prime package

When trying to switch 14.10 to systemd I've run into a situation: I can not remove package 'nvidia-prime' and it prevents me to install either upstart or systemd, so now my machine will not reboot. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

When is a network interface “up”?

In doing battle with certain semantics of static-network-up, I'm realizing there's two contexts of the state "up" for a network device: When a device is running, allowing packets to flow through, ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

How does Upstart knows if linux system processes started?

According to the Upstart cookbook, the upstart script initctl sends a notification to all interested parties (either jobs or other events). My question is quite specific: how do jobs like d-bus, ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

how to debug upstart if it hangs while root is read-only?

I am trying to debug an unsecessful/hung-up system start (upstart) on 14.04.2 LTS. root is an ext4 filesystem in a luks container. filesystems are in clean state. The boot process stops after ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard during kernel bootstrap but this USB device is always disconnected

During os/kernel bootstraps, there are some errors on init and then keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard devices. Any hints or suggestions on how to debug or resolve this error? Please ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

What is the idiomatic way to start/stop a group of Upstarted services with a single command?

I have a set of a dozen or so services that usually are restarted in a group, but there are also cases where they need to be restarted / stopped individually. It is cumbersome and error prone to have ...
7
votes
4answers
20k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

How does the Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about the Linux boot process. As I understand the Linux boot process is something like this : BIOS (UEFI) → MBR → grub → Kernel → init What I really don't understand ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to use utserver as service

I'm new to Linux as well as StackExchange.I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version: 2.4.6 onLinux Kernel 3.13.0-37-generic I have successfully installed uTorrent server and ...
17
votes
4answers
20k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

procps not running at boot

I have some sysctl settings in a /etc/sysctl.d/60-*.conf file. These settings don't take effect when booting the server. I have to run "service procps start" manually. All my Ubuntu 12.04 servers ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to launch script on service service_name stop

I have tried pre-stop script in upstart script, but it's ignoring it. It seems it only working when real server shutdown is happening. Is there a way to launch some script, when service service_name ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Problem with ~/.cache/upstart

I'm not experienced at all with Ubuntu yet and I know there are lots of things I have to learn, but I'm kinda puzzled about this one. I just got (suddenly after a reboot) a free disk space warning ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Is it possible to define an upstart command?

I'm looking at creating an upstart job with some unusual commands. Is it possible to write the upstart script in such a way that I can do something like this: service myupstartjob mycommand I've ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

14.04 PXE slow boot process (udev/upstart/systemd)

I've been using a diskless installation of Ubuntu for our department up until Ubuntu 13.04, without any major issues so far. However, with 14.04, something weird is happening in the boot process ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Shutdown Ubuntu using upstart

I have a process which is started by Upstart. It will try to respwan the process n number of times on failure and after that if it fails, I want to restart my Ubuntu. I tried telinit, halt etc in ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Service initialization scripts: upstart?

Where can I read some brief information about upstart in ubuntu? I found "Upstart Intro, Cookbook and Best Practises", but it's too big. How can I add my own service? What's the difference between ...
6
votes
3answers
5k views

Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Server , launch jar in screen on boot/restart

Ive been reading everywhere on how to do this, and I understand how to do it, but for some reason I cannot get it to work correctly. I simply want to run a jar file on restart or boot, the jar file ...
3
votes
1answer
210 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

/etc/sysctl.d doesn't seem to be read at start up

I have added a file to /etc/sysctl.d with these contents: $ more 60-inotify.conf fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 Running sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/60-inotify.conf does the job. But on reboot the ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
375 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to start a task before networking?

I've written an upstart task that modifies /etc/network/interfaces. (Actually a file sourced into it.) Which start on condition do I need to declare to let my task run before any networking jobs? ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How configure the upstart in ubuntu in my ec2 [node.js]

I am using an amazon ec2 instance with ubuntu to host my node.js application, i already made all the configurations, and is working good when i type: nodemon ./bin/www ./bin/www is the file that ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

System hangs after /sbin/init starts; no login prompt

I have an Arndale board running Ubuntu 12.04 with the root file system mounted on a MicroSD card. Recent, that card was damaged and I tried to recreate the file system on a new 16GB card. All went ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Change logging directory/file for an Upstart service

I have an upstart service that it fills up the space. I need to move the logs from /var/log/upstart to a different directory /pub/data/logs/order_server. I tried to do it using console log --logdir ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

tftpd-hpa server (timeout from client side) please help

I'm a bit new to version 14.04 of Ubuntu: No LSB modules are available. I am trying to set up a tftp server, mostly for backup up cisco ios configs. I have followed every tutorial I can, and I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to manually start ps2 mouse from command line

It appears I have an intermittent issue in that it's a coin toss whether my ps2 mouse will work after boot. From the time stamps in dmesg it appears to be timing related, and rather than spend ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
640 views

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] ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...