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 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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What's the difference between “Service” and “/etc/init.d/”?

I've been managing server installations both on and off Ubuntu flavor for some time - I've become quite adjusted to /etc/init.d/ for restarting servcies. Now I get this message: root@tatooine:~# /etc/...
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How do I debug Upstart scripts?

For some reason I'm getting an error during apport upgrades, the cause of which is % sudo service apport start start: Job failed to start Under sysvinit, I could debug this kind of problem by ...
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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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How to start and stop a service? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the recommended way to enable / disable services? Are there any other command to start stop restart service in ubuntu other than the below following. service --...
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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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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 can I make sure one Upstart job starts before other Upstart jobs?

This is a general Upstart question, but let me use a specific case: Centrify is a NIS to ActiveDirectory gateway. It needs to load before any service that will depend the authentication service that ...
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Upstart script doesn't start

Ubuntu 10.04 I have created this upstart script (/etc/init/pure-ftpd.conf): # pure-ftpd - FTP server description "Pure-FTPd server" start on filesystem stop on runlevel S respawn respawn limit ...
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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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Is there any GUI tool for Upstart

Is there currently any GUI based application to show currently running services, with buttons to start and stop services? It doesn't necessarily need to be able to set boot up behaviour.
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How can I disable avahi-daemon?

How can I disable avahi-daemon and can you explain to me how it runs if it appears as a service but it itsn't in rcN.d? You can stop reading here. In fact, please do unless you want to TEACH a noob ...
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Why does upstart keep respawning my process?

I wrote an upstart script to launch a daemon inside a tmux session. It works well and respawns the process if it dies unexpectedly, but I can't seem to stop it manually. The job (called bukkit) looks ...
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What events are available for Upstart?

Is there a list of available events that can be used for Upstart? For example start on local-filesystems so local-filesystems is an event but when is it triggered and what other events are there?
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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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vivid - failed to connect to upstart: connection refused

Just updated via do-release-upgrade and now certain upstart jobs such as fail2ban and plexmediaserver will not start (have tried reinstalling) sudo service fail2ban start Job for fail2ban.service ...
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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?
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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 /root/...
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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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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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Debugging: Console Output and Upstart Scripts

How do you send the output of an upstart script to a terminal so to find tracebacks in python code? It's taking me for ever to do things without trace-backs that used to take just a second. I'm ...
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upstart-supervised init script for Apache?

I want to run apache on Ubuntu 10.04, and use the nice supervision stuff in upstart (I'm not just talking about the apache init script, but proper service supervision a la daemontools - which is to ...
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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 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 do I start jobs as a non privileged user in Upstart?

I'm using last upstart version for ubuntu 10.4 LTS. upstart is launched with --debug kernel flag. I'm making a custom job configuration for nzbget daemon. Basically, this job has a pre-start script ...
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How to set a Upstart job to start manually?

I want to disable a bunch of upstart jobs here. I know how to make a upstart job. And also I know how to stop manually a job. However, I can't find a sample where I turn a automatically job into a ...
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Rationale for switching from upstart to systemd?

The larger change that comes with Ubuntu 15.04 is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Could anyone adequately explain to a non-technical ...
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How do I disable irqbalance?

The title says it all really. I don't want to just kill something that seems so close to the bare metal, and sudo service irqbalance stop says stop: Unknown instance: -- what am I missing? Should I be ...
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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 ...
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How system services are started in 12.10?

One thing that always confused me in Ubuntu was how system services are started. I know that Ubuntu uses Upstart and supports SysV, but which one is used to start the services? This matters when you ...
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Differences between Upstart and Systemd

I have read several news sites about Systemd and how better it is but I have not yet seen one that actually compares Upstart with Systemd. Actually, I haven't even seen one that talks about the ...
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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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Allow non-sudo group to control Upstart job

I'm trying to set up an Upstart job to run on system startup, and that can also be started/stopped by members of a group other than sudo. With a previous version, I usedupdate-rc.d and scripts stored ...
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How to config start services with Upstart?

Since upstart 1.5 comes with Ubuntu 12.04, bum and sysv-rc-conf is no longer effective on it. How can I config?
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How do I configure upstart to run a script on shutdown when the process takes longer than 10secs?

I am running ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) to learn more about development in linux. I am using a git repository to save my work and have written a script to bundle my work up and ...
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Want to make an upstart script; need help and advice

Atm, I need to randomly start and stop (for lack of a better word in my mind) a job. I start it by typing java -jar foo.jar and to stop it find out its pid and kill it. Killing it doesn't cause any ...
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Slow boot after clean install of Natty

The time have risen from 20-25 sec in Meerkat to 35 sec in Natty. I do not know if it is ureadahead but made a bugreport of it in launchpad. I tried Fedora shortly before installing Natty. They use ...
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Upstart service never starts or stops completely

I'm trying to make a simple upstart script for teamspeak server, but can't make it work. When I say initctl start it just executes but never finishes or even emits any message. Same is happening ...
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Why the services do not start at installation?

I've seen this sometime now, but not finding anything in the ubuntu man about this peculiar policy-rc.d binary that prevents services from being started/restarted/stopped when called by dpkg/apt, so I ...
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What tool can I use to manage upstart services?

How should I configure upstart runlevels ? Of course I could edit /etc/init/XX but that wasn't right way to do this, I think.
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From init.d to upstart, is there a bridge?

I've got a perfectly good script for use in /etc/init.d. In fact, I have a lot of them, all created with the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper. It would seem to me that there could be a simple template for ...
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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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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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Automatically mount sshfs on startup?

Is it possible to automatically mount a sshfs filesystem whenever the connection goes up?
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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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How to get output from upstart jobs when logged in via SSH?

To monitor what my job definitions are doing, I would like to see text output from the jobs. That does not seem to be possible when I am logged on via SSH. I am having this problem with Natty 11.04, ...
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how do you stop/restart ssh?

How do I stop/start ssh in version 11.10? I've tried /etc/init.d/ssh restart sudo service ssh restart sudo restart ssh I get errors every time... arrrr!
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Upstart conf changes do not reload after edit

After I make some changes to an upstart conf file upstart does not reload the new changes until I reboot the system start on filesystem or runlevel [23] stop on runlevel [6] respawn expect fork ...
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“respawning too fast, stopped”. How to make UPSTART disable for 5 mins?

In the old days, the init daemon used to disable tasks that were respawning too fast. I discovered to my peril that UPSTART just stops them. forever. I have found the COUNT and INTERVAL controls for ...
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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 ...