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The init.d directory contains a number of start/stop scripts for various services on your system.

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Why interrupt key ctl+c is active during OS boot up on ubuntu 22.04 any reason for not disabling during OS boot up process?

When OS boots up on ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when ctl+c is pressed it halts or re-runs the installation. Any reason why ctl+c is not disabled? Can cons of considering enabling it? When the user presses by ...
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Unable to create OpenVPN Stunnel tunnel

I want a setup like this: OpenVPN Client <==> Stunnel Client <==> INTERNET <==> Stunnel Server <==> OpenVPN Server (OpenVPN client only talks to Stunnel client and so on and so ...
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Ubuntu freezes and apps don't work after I moved a file to init.d

I used sudo mv to put an .sh file into etc/init.d to make the system go through it on startup, but I either read a bad guide or didn't read carefully because I didn't configure it as I would in point ...
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Screen logs and launching script at boot (/profile.d vs /init.d)

I had a script file (myScript.sh) with the following contents in /etc/profile.d with the to launch at start/reboot. It worked well - no issues. #/bin/bash screen -dmS p1 /home/pi/process1/process1d.sh ...
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How to log messages from init.d scripts

I have this script in /etc/init.d, but I don't see any of its log messages in /var/log. They are of the form: echo "ACM: here I am!" >&2 Since they are all prefixed w/"ACM",...
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Unable to run a script at launch in Ubuntu

I just want to execute a script when the system starts, and after many tries and following multiple tutorials and documentation, I am unable to do it. Could you spot what am I doing wrong? Run Ubuntu ...
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Can't run NPM from within init.d service

I have a Node.js application I am trying to get to run / stop as an init.d service (I am not using systemd since I am using WSL2). I am also using NVM, so node/npm exist within my user folder /home/...
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Each day when the logs turn over, the system fails to find space even though there is plenty on the device; potential error with init.d script

I'm still at a loss for this specific error and any help or pushing in the right direction would be much, much appreciated. TL;DR: Many, many instances of an init.d spawned script seem to be running, ...
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How to stop a service when a CIFS share becomes unavailable?

I have a service that is started by a script /etc/init.d/foo. When a certain CIFS share (//fileserver/multimedia on /home/username/multimedia type cifs) becomes unavailable for any reason (unmounted, ...
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How do you properly fix/prevent when Systemd Units fail when binding to none local IP host/port upon system startup?

Say you have a fresh and modern Ubuntu system (say 20.04 LTS Server) installed on real hardware, and you need to deploy one or more network bound services, such as: Nginx MySQL PostgreSQL In my ...
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Parallel starting of services at the time of boot

I am having a bit slow boot because of many services. Services listed below (Output for sudo ls -l /etc/rc$(sudo runlevel| awk '{print $2}').d): lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Mar 21 2020 K01whoopsie ->...
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Restarting my web server on system reboot

I've made a simple web server with Ktor using build system Gradle. My build.gradle file applies the application plugin: application { mainClass.set("io.ktor.server.netty.EngineMain") } ...
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Init.d script to let Kate/Texteditor wait for loading files from USB stick until it is mounted

I have all my programming stuff on a USB stick. Sometimes I forget to put the USB stick back in when I open up the laptop again, e.g. resume the session with the files from the USB stick open. I do ...
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init.d bind9 aborting: "loading configuration: address not available"

Issue: You're running some Debian distribution, say, Ubuntu Server 18.04 or 20.04. You've specified an IP address parameter in a /etc/bind/named.conf: query-source address 192.168.30.2; listen-on ...
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autostart stuff is not working on lubuntu - mounts and services

I' having problem getting anything non-standard to happen on autostart - I want this PC to function as a media PC, but everytime I lose power or update, I have to manually login and do a bunch of ...
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Reboot the machine from an init.d service

I'm using an init.d script to launch a kiosk-like application in a xubuntu powered machine. The script looks this way: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: myapp # Required-Start: $syslog ...
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How to run a script when fully booted?

I want to do something where I animate my desktop background when the computer boots up. However, I can't seem to find a way to make it run ONLY when I can see it running. When I put the script in ...
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I deleted and reinstalled Tomcat8, now it won't start ... says "tomcat not installed" ... how do I determine what's wrong?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 I "apt installed" tomcat8 and it was working fine ... until I messed up the configuration. So I "apt removed" it and manually deleted folders /usr/share/...
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Unable to start monit

I want to use monit in a container to schedule some scripts to be executed as scheduled but am unable to start it. I've added /etc/init.d/monit start into the container's start file but still can't ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: some services fail during boot (files missing)

I have recently updated from 18.04x to 20.04.1 LTS. All seems to work fine, except that couple of services fail during boot. Output of systemctl --failed: ● checkfs.service loaded failed ...
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Running init scripts concurrently

In the older versions of Ubuntu we could start the init scripts parallel with modifying the file /etc/init.d/rc. This line was necessary: : CONCURRENCY=shell In the newer version 20.04 there is no ...
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Automated Driver Loading: Cron, Init, or Modprobe

Main Problem I am attempting to automate the loading of drivers for my system. The drivers were built manually and must be loaded manually. Another caveat is that one of the system drivers must be ...
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How to write an init script that will execute an existing start script in Ubuntu 20.04?

my question similar to: How to write an init script that will execute an existing start script? However, that question is outdated and I like to know how I can do that in Ubuntu 20.04 This my try in ...
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Ubuntu 18 custom boot script to run on every boot, created manually symbolic link to the script, but still not executed

I am trying to start myscript in Ubuntu 18.04, to be executed in the boot up. For this i did the below 1) myscript is copied to /etc/init.d with proper permission as +x 2) created symbolic link using ...
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Shell script in init.d not starting on boot

I have to create a devil that starts on boot. It is currently in /etc/init.d and I've created a symlink in /etc/rc5.d since my runlevel is 5, but the "start" case in the script wont start during boot. ...
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Bootprocess of Ubuntu 19.10

I'm trying to figure out, what the system does during its boot procedure. This is how far I came: GRUB (bootloader) → Kernel → systemd (init process) systemd checks default bootlevel/target (where?)...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 - ExpressVPN at boot

What would be the correct way to start the Express vpn client at boot detailed here Specifically; In the terminal, run the following command: expressvpn connect I would want this to run at ...
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script in rc3.d not executing. correct place?

Maybe it needs to go somewhere else. I need to enable all the fans to %100. The script I use works if I run from a terminal but not on boot ln -s /etc/init/setfan.sh /etc/rc3.d/S99setfan.sh ...
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I'd like to add a pause to a linux service, why doesn't my test work?

I'd like to make mythtv-backend pause before starting, I tried editing /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend, adding a line at start of the file echo "sleeping 100" >> /tmp/sleep_test sleep 100 It never ...
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Can't perform upgrade due to failing util-linux, insserv & initscripts

Routine upgrade of 16.04.6 server has been failing with following errors: Preconfiguring packages ... Setting up util-linux (2.27.1-6ubuntu3.8) ... insserv: warning: script is corrupt or invalid: /...
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/etc/init.d/rc missing in Ubuntu18.04

I would need to adapt some scripts from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 and /etc/init.d/rc is missing in Ubuntu 18.04. This path was moved to a different one or everything was migrated to systemd? If it ...
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Apache fails to start on boot (18.04)

I have an Apache installation that is falling over when called on boot from init.d: Oct 28 15:29:38 Myth systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server... Oct 28 15:29:39 Myth apachectl[958]: (99)Cannot ...
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Does my init.d script look correct and do I need to reboot for it to work?

I've never made an init.d script before or any other sort of bash file so I'm uncertain if this is correct. If someone could let me know how the script looks then I'd appreciate it. For now, I would ...
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How to have the system run a bash script to remap keys after login? [duplicate]

I've got a setup-notebook-keyboard.sh script that I run everytime after logging in because I like my keyboard with the CapsLock -> Esc, CapsLock+Key -> Ctrl+Key setting. I've tried to set this ...
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How to control whether the initd script or the systemd unit file is used to start/stop/control the service?

Some packages, like apt-cacher-ng provide both a /etc/init.d/apt-cacher-ng and /lib/systemd/system/apt-cacher-ng.service. That might be a good or bad idea (in comparison to providing an apt-cacher-ng-...
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Run a script as a service in Ubuntu

I have installed elasticsearch . This is how I am running it currently. cd /elasticsearch-6.3.1/bin ./elasticsearch It is working fine. But, I want to run this program as a service. Like, I want to ...
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run script when dockercontainer starts?

If I create a dockerfile based on Debian I can add the following line to execute a script when I'm initiating the container: COPY userconf.sh /etc/cont-init.d/userconf What would be the equivalent ...
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Registering an init.d service

Trying to register a service in /etc/init.d, but cannot get it to run with service myservice start and at boot-up Executable file: #!/bin/sh # kFreeBSD do not accept scripts as interpreters, using #!...
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How to restart system and desktop after pivot_root

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 for my OS system. I had changed to new root with pivot_root. And tried to restart all the system and the desktop. I would not try to use reboot cause it will reboot the old ...
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Why are some packages installing init-scripts and systemd config files? Aren't init-scripts superfluous by now?

nginx for example installs: /etc/init.d/nginx /lib/systemd/system/nginx.service https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/all/nginx-common/filelist Shouldn't /etc/init.d/nginx be removed from the package?...
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Running a Windows .exe service on Ubuntu (with Mono?) [closed]

I have a service that was coded that I need to move over to linux. Got the code and got it up and running as a .exe on windows to start using installutil. However quite unsure how to get it working ...
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Bash script which starts on startup to do 3 things

I have add the following to my /etc/rc.local: folder=/home/secrets inotifywait -m -q -e create -r --format '%:e %w%f' $folder | while read file do mv -f /home/secrets/chaps.secrets /etc/ppp/...
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How to respawn automatically a process(wso2am)?

I have an upstart script as # Ubuntu upstart file at /etc/init/wso2am.conf #!upstart description "wso2am" pre-start script mkdir -p /var/log/wso2am/ end script respawn respawn limit 15 5 ...
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Why does changing a init.d service start script makes no difference? The /etc/init.d/ script has a stale ExecStart

No matter what value I set in the line DAEMON=/home/odoo/odoo/odoo-bin it always runs the old process in ExecStart. In other words, my changes aren't applied. I am running sudo nano /etc/init.d/odoo ...
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init.d / rc2.d script gets executed twice sometimes

I have a startup script, that sometimes gets executed twice (a few seconds apart) upon system boot (Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS). Sometimes it only gets executed once! The script is located at /etc/init.d/TEST ...
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Service starting failed - Failed to start SYSV

My objective is to start a personal daemon called gobatch. gobatch is stored into /usr/bin/gobatch. gobatch is a deamon that allows you to run cyclicaly at a date or a specific time a program. ...
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Error when I start /etc/init.d/my_program

I need to develop a program with Python3 which executs automaticly programs at specific times. I must use a deamon. That's why I created a file into /usr/bin/ and /etc/init.d/. However, when I run ...
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(terminology) init.d script = LSB Init Script = System V Init script?

I'm having some trouble recognizing the different types of (traditional) system process management tools by name. By "traditional" I mean before the likes of upstart, systemd, launchd etc. which I ...
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Error while running a python3 script on startup

I'm trying to run a python script ( /home/user/Desktop/file.py ) on startup by making a bash script ( /etc/init.d/file.bash ) that runs the python script #!/bin/bash case "$1" in start) echo "...
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Problem trying to start postsrsd service in 16.04

When I try to start postsrsd with sudo service postsrsd start, it results in the following syslog entries: Started SRS lookup table for Postfix. /usr/sbin/postsrsd: option requires an argument -- ...
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