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MacOS Yosemite: Does setting PATH variable in /Library/LaunchDaemon work?

I launch a thing written in python from plists in /Library/LaunchDaemons in Yosemite and I want it to run some scripots. And it seems not to take PATH fro the plist file. For example if I have this in ...
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Run mysqld under a different user (linux)

I've been trying to start mysqld under a different user as well as with a different data path. I've done so by modifing the my.cnf file as follows: [mysqld] datadir=/bob/database ...
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chkconfig shows off in all levels but it running

In my CentOS6 machine, chkconfig shows about httpd as below, but running automatically whenever reboot the system. httpd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off What can I ...
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Should I rather explicitly run programs in foreground (instead as a daemon), or `expect fork` when configuring upstart daemons?

Many programs allow to be run either in daemon mode (which is usually the default), or explicitly run it in foreground with a flag such as -f. Now when configuring upstart to run programs like this, ...
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Cross distro daemon command?

I'm trying to write a script to launch a daemon on both centos and debian. This is the current pseudo script: if [ =f "/etc/init.d/functions" ] then . /etc/unit.d/functions alias ...
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Cannot bind to port > 1007?

I want to bind a server to port 1023. If I specify any free port > 1007, I have a "address already in use" error, but it works for ports <= 1007. Working as root on Debian 7.8... Any idea?? ...
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Daemon is sending email to root@vpsxxxxx but which deamon?

I have an email address host a Gandi which is: test@mydomain.com password: 1234 I set up an ssmtp deamon on a VPS debian to be able to send email through this address. /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf is: # ...
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What is the difference between syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng?

I am a bit confused in syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng. From where can I get the source code for syslog()? Is there any difference between rsyslog and rsyslogd?
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Init script does not create a PID file

I need to create an init script for an IRC logger. I copied /etc/init.d/skeleton. I filled in the configuration section to fit my needs and I also had to add --background to the start daemon command ...
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Unable to get Rsyslog structured data in syslog message

I am new to syslog module. I am trying to log messages with structured data by using this parameter in template. But it is showing null value for structured data. I am working with rsyslogd 5.8.11 ...
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Cleaner way to restart daemontools services

In our product, we had created services using daemontools. One of my service looks like this, /service/test/run /service/test/log/run (has multilog command to log into ./main dir) ...
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daemon function isn't working in CentOS 6.4

I'm trying to daemonize a process under a different user. In my init.d, I have a service which looks a little bit like this: ... start() { echo "Starting mydaemon..." daemon --user someuser ...
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Run two daemon jobs in two different directories [closed]

I want to write a script that would start two daemon jobs in two different directories. This script should run in the foreground, and then when I press ctrl-c, the script would exit and bring down ...
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public key authentication fails ONLY when sshd is daemon

I have no clue on how this happens. The distro is Scientific Linux 6.1 and everything is set up to perform authentication via public key. Yet, when sshd is running as a daemon (service sshd start), it ...
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How should I manage a long running server process on Ubuntu?

I have an app (in the form of a single binary) that I need to run on one of my servers, and I'd like to be able to control its lifecycle properly. What I'd like is the following: simple one command ...
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Can't boot Mysql on Centos 7

I've installed mysql on Centos 7 (mysql-community-server) as root. The problem is that I can't start the daemon with "service mysqld start", It never return me to prompt and even if I try to use ...
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mina deploy failed from Vagrant Ubuntu/trusty32

I'm new to rails. Have spent this whole morning trying to debug this strange problem. I am trying to deploy my rails application using mina to a staging server. My server is Ubuntu/trusty32 14.04 ...
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FreeBSD: netatalk3 daemon keeps restarting

I set up a netatalk3 / afpd daemon on my FreeBSD server about half a year ago and used it as networked TimeMachine for my MacBook Pro. Pretty much fire and forget. Then, beginning of this month, I ...
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How can I generate a command for start-stop-daemon that will kill the process if it doesn't term during a timeout period?

I need to run a start-stop-daemon for a redis instance and I want it to send a SIGTERM and if the redis instance doesn't quit i would like it to force a quit. The start-stop-daemon configuration says ...
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Debian: Too many open files

I have long running process at Debian. At some point in throw an error "Too many open files". ulimit -a shows open files (-n) 1024 I wish to increase number of open ...
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How to stop pptpd even when there are active vpn client connections?

After issued command to stop pptpd, the pptpd won't stop until all the VPN client has disconnected. The following code shows pptpd is still running after issuing the stop command. ...
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Equivalent for the “pid file” stanza in newer versions of upstart

I'd like to be able to use upstart to manage daemons where I don't have complete control over the forking behaviour. The "pid" stanza is removed as of version 0.3.9, so I can't point it at a pid file. ...
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systemd user units and debian wheezy

I'm running a debian wheezy server and switched to systemd by installing systemd-sysv. So far everything works as before. Now I want to allow users to run/ manage their own units/ daemons with ...
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How can I find what's starting crond?

I need to stop crond at the command line. (I'm writing a script which needs to stop it, do some work, and then start it again. I'd rather not remove and replace the crontab file because it's more ...
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Why use daemon mode of mod-wsgi with apache mpm-worker

I am trying to tune my server which hosts a django app using mod-wsgi on an apache web server. I have been reading some resources on using mod-wsgi with apache2 and beyond a certain point things are ...
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Installing OS-programs in linux

A previous user asked a question on where to install applications, and the answer spells out how the directories are used, however, as the answer says, when you use make install for a system daemon ...
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init.d script appears to run but dies immediately

I registered the init.d script and when I invoke this directly /etc/init.d/gae it appears to work...PID file is created but the process is no where to be seen by the time I do a ps I have googled and ...
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Should a foreground program invoked by a daemon split logging between stderr and stdout based on severity levels?

Usually log messages are written to stderr. I'm wondering if it is a good idea/practice to split log messages so that errors and warnings go to stderr while debug/informational/notice messages go to ...
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Can start-stop-daemon use environmental variables?

I need to daemonize a Windows app running in Wine, and create a pid in /var/run. Since it requires an X11 session to run, I need to make sure the $DISPLAY variable is set in the running user's ...
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runit does not kill process on sv stop or sv reload

i am running a headless selenium process along a jenkins server on an AMI linux box, all managed by runit. the problem is that issuing "sv stop selenium" or "sv reload selenium" do not term or kill ...
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console-kit-daemon - can it be stopped?

I have 60 instances of Console Kit daemon on Ubuntu 9.04 server installation. Is it safe to kill those or stop these processes. They seem to be taking about 20% of RAM each(see on htop).
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runit - unable to open supervise/ok: file does not exist

I'm trying to figure out why runit will not boot or give me the status for the managed applications. Running on Ubuntu 12.04. I created /service, /etc/sv/myapp (with a run script, a config file, a ...
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telling runit to pick up a new service immediately

As a happy user of runit - I am curious if it is possible to send a signal to the main process (or similar) telling it to look now at the service directory? the current behaviour is < 5 seconds ...
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How to start Mongo daemon with auth support

I want to start the MongoDB daemon with auth support using the Mongo init script: sudo /etc/init.d/mongod start I have also added db users to the database to authenticate. I'm working with two ...
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Supervisord as Windows Service on Cygwin

I am attempting to run Celery as a Windows Service using Supervisord. I followed the configuration laid out on the Celery site and here. I have set up a virtual environment to run supervisord through ...
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Run Python script at startup using upstart

I'm trying to create an upstart script to run a python script on startup. In theory it looks simple enough but I just can't seem to get it to work. I'm using a skeleton script I found here and ...
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Can I use Bash interpreter in service/daemon scripts?

I'm writing a Debian/Ubuntu service that should start on at runlevel 2-5. Most of the existing services I came accross are written using /bin/sh (Shell) interpreter while /bin/bash (Bash) offer lot ...
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Standard or best way to keep alive process started by init.d

I'm looking for a standard way or best practice to keep a daemon started by an init.d shell script alive. Or even better, is there a way to keep it alive directly from /etc/init.d? Specifically, I ...
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How to stop nginx on Mac OS X

I've installed and configured nginx server on my Mac from MacPorts sudo port install nginx Followed the recommendation from the port installation console and created the launchd startup item for ...
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Managing daemons with supervisor: no foreground mode available

I'm trying to manage a process with supervisord, but the process does not have an option to run in foreground: it always daemonizes. (That's Zabbix Server). Is there any way to manage daemons with ...
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SecAst: Premature Exit in Daemon Mode

To Generation D: This is a new problem with build secast-1.0.4.0-x86_64-ub12 that didn't happen with the previous build, secast-1.0.1.0-x86_64-ub12. When secast is run as a service (service secast ...
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Monit configuration reload - supposed to restart monitored services?

Running Monit 5.4 on an Ubuntu server. When I use monit reload, it seems that it restarts monitored services (Tomcat 7 in this situation). Is it the expected behavior? Documentation says : reload ...
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Oracle 6.5: MySQL Daemon failed to start

I installed MySQL by following these instructions on my Oracle Linux Server release 6.5, specifically using the yum package installer command, yum install mysql mysql-server mysql-libs mysql-server ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I asked this question on AskUbuntu, but it's not getting any traction there... So I'll try here as well: I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are ...
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Running JBoss 6 with Runit / daemontools or other process supervision framework

I'm tying to use runit to daemonize JBoss. I use the /opt/jboss-6.1.0.Final/bin/run.sh script to start the server. When I do so from the comandline, JBoss does not detach (which is what we want), ...
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Launchd job runs but then quits immediately

I wish to load and run a Lisp program in CCL in the background automatically when my Mac (OS 10.9) boots. I have a launchd plist that I've saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons, <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Is there a “standard” way to make daemon in Debian?

I need to create a daemon from the application in Debian. Is there any standard tool for this in Debian like "upstart" in Ubuntu? I need only start-stop commands, to start a program as a daemon with ...
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How can I drop privileges and still clean up my pid file in /var/run?

I have a daemon called foo. My init script /etc/init.d/foo starts the foo daemon and stores its pidfile in /var/run/foo.pid, which seems to be the standard place. Because /etc/init.d/foo must be run ...
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Daemons on a web server - best practices [duplicate]

This might be an obvious thing to seasoned Ops but, please, bear with me on this one (I'm a dev with the side effect of having to manage our servers too). At the moment, one of several servers (load ...
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Why does NTP daemon keep listening on UDP6?

I have a clean Debian 7 installation, and I manually entered the following lines in /etc/ntp.conf: interface ignore wildcard interface listen <local_nic_ip> Hoping that NTP will no longer ...