I've gone through the instructions here to configure Deluge, and I've also gone through these instructions to set up the necessary scripts.

The username I chose for DELUGED_USER was the user name I was logged in with, i.e. the Unity desktop user.

I executed each of the commands as instructed and received no error messages. Upon restart, deluged was not running. When I executed sudo update-rc.d deluge-daemon defaults I got a warning that the entry already exists. Manually executing sudo invoke-rc.d deluge-daemon start works, and I am able to connect.

It appears as though the start-up script will not execute at start-up, however there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the script as executing it manually successfully starts the daemon.

Any idea why this might be happening?


On 14.04 don't use inid.d use Upstart scripts instead. There is a full Upstart guide on the Deluge site walking you through setting them up.

  • I might be misunderstanding something but I don't see where on that page it says it will start automatically at startup and stay running. I just followed those instructions and restarted the machine and deluged wasn't running. I had to run sudo start deluged to start it. – Ozzah Sep 29 '14 at 11:37
  • Starting an upstart service will automatically start it at boot. – Cas Sep 29 '14 at 13:40
  • Well, it doesn't. After 3 reboots it still doesn't start. I must type sudo start deluged every time I boot. I followed the instructions on the linked page. – Ozzah Oct 1 '14 at 8:41
  • Have a look at this question on debugging upstart: askubuntu.com/questions/62812/… – Cas Oct 1 '14 at 9:15
  • I followed Upstart guide, following everything to the letter. But when I start sudo start deluged a process starts but as soon as I try to sudo stop deluged I get stop: Unknown instance:. It works fine for deluge-web i.e. process starts/stops normally but of course web is useless w/o daemon. Only changes: adding user:pwd to auth and changing defaults port in core.conf and web.conf. daemon.log is empty, web.log has No such file or directory: '/var/lib/deluge/.config/deluge/hostlist.conf.1.2` and Connection was refused by other side. – amar Nov 22 '14 at 11:21

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