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 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 ...
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How do I stop a job before its dependencies?

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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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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Remove upstart option from GRUB

For each Kernel I use with my 15.04 install I have three options in GRUB: normal (systemd) upstart recovery How can I remove the upstart option for all my Kernels?
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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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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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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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Is there an ncurses tool for upstart similar to ntsysv or sysv-rc-conf?

I'd like to be able to use a terminal or console to configure runlevels. I don't need the conditions for starting and stopping services to be any more complicated than sysv. I just want to base ...
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declaring dependencies in upstart

It seems as if the accepted way to specify a dependency of service A on service B in upstart is to work in the reverse dependency direction: give service B a start on starting A stanza. I'd like to ...
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Quickly stop all network services except sshd (or boot with only sshd running)

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 box acting as a home file server. At times I would like to be able to brings down all my normal network services (nfs-kernel-server and friends, netatalk, nmbd, smbd, ...
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Write a Custom Status Check for Upstart

I have an Upstart file to launch a daemon. I don't know how many times it forks and when I last tried to experiment to figure that out, upstart wedged hard and I had to power-cycle the system. ...
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Upstart session job not being run

I created an upstart session job which should take care of stopping my unprivileged LXC containers when shutting down or restarting the system. I placed the configuration in ...
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Massive log file and 100% CPU usage for 'upstart'

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, and I installed some programs like MATLAB, Chromium, Evolution and other fairly harmless stuff. However, I have run into some trouble recently. The file ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the Purpose of /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf in Ubuntu 14.04?

What is the purpose of the upstart configuration /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf (shown below) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? # fallback-graphics - take actions to initiate fallback graphics # # if we ...
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14.04 stops booting mid-upstart - how to debug?

My laptop is fully updated to the latest 14.04 packages, and all of a sudden it just stops coming up during boot: (I'm sure you can ignore the vg_sys-root at the top) I booted into recovery, ...
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How to start xfce4 session inside upstart user session?

I would like to use a upstart user session to run some jobs under user control. My machine has mythbuntu installed which means I have lightdm which starts an xfce4-session. How should I replace my ...
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log files prevent clean root umount

My root fs is always dirty after shutdown. To see why, I added a couple of lines into /etc/init.d/umountroot: /usr/bin/lsof / | /usr/bin/awk '$4 ~ /[0-9].*w/' ... mount -o remount,ro ... /bin/bash ...
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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How to run a nohup script with upstart?

I'm porting some SysV-style service scripts for HBase (a java service) to upstart. The sysv scripts don't call java directly, but instead call hbase-daemon.sh. This is a start-stop-daemon-like tool ...
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upstart-socket-bridge and python3 example

I'm trying to get upstart-socket-bridge to pass the socket to a Python3 application. Are there any working examples of u-s-b using Python 2 or 3? This example is a test setup only. u-s-b launches ...
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UPSTART services all hang when stopping (stop/waiting)

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 After an IPL, there are many run once services that hang, they are all in STOP/WAITING status. Also, if I try to stop any normal service like apache2, mysql, vsftp I get the ...
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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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Upstart job not running at boot

Hi all I have been trying to figure out my problem for some time and think it is now time to ask someone who know more than me. Hopefully this is only a simple solution for someone in the know ...
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Upstart service stops when I log out

I've written an upstart script I want to run when my server starts up, only it does not. It will run when I call sudo start wiki, where wiki is the name of my service, however it stops running when I ...
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upstart script to start after dns is ready?

Is it possible to make an upstart job conf so that it starts after DNS is started through /etc/init.d/bind9? I'd rather than have to modify the default system /etc/init.d/bind9 to make it emit ...
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How can I make one legacy sysvinit script (xen) start before an upstart job (lxc)?

I am running Xen with an Ubuntu trusty Dom0 in the following configuration: FreeBSD DomU vault exports ZFS filesystem /storage/backuppc via NFS. Ubuntu Dom0 keep mounts vault:/storage/backuppc at ...
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Help writing an Upstart script

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2 server there's an installation of ownCloud with its News app. Now, for some reason or another, a couple of days ago the app stopped pulling new articles via owncloud cron.php. ...
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Ubuntu wont boot under systemd

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, the installation went fine but Ubuntu will not boot. Using the default boot options I get stuck at a prompt to enter an encryption passphrase that I ...
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How to run docker-compose at bootup?

This is on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM running Docker and I suspect respawn is the cause of my problem but not sure of the ideal solution. Current upstart script (cat /etc/init/dockersuitecrm.conf) ...
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Upstart task is terminating spawned processes

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to create an upstart task that will run a simple script on system boot. The script runs properly when run from the command line. Its job is to iterate a number of ...
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upstart .conf script not running at startup

I have a .conf file I run at start up. This file runs a script file i have stored elsewhere. But it does not run. Its supposed to launch node.js and two tabs on firefox. When i launch firefox after ...
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How to redirect the output to a log file from upstart script?

I am using upstart to start/stop my c++ app server as shown below - start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/tetra/app_server respawn post-stop script sleep 30 end script ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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/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 ...
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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 ...