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 version of upstart is in use?
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The command to find the version is
initctl version. It should have output along the lines of
init (upstart 1.12).
Another method is running
apt-cache policy upstart and looking at what version it says is installed.
There has never been an
upstart binary/command shipped in Ubuntu; I have no idea what the other answer is talking about.
Edit: apparently /sbin/upstart is shipped in 14.10 on in the upstart-bin package (presumably for user sessions).