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

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Dhcrelay init.d script runs improperly

I am trying to use dhcrealy on a CentOs 5 kernel which have kernel version 3.5.3. I configured /etc/sysconfig/dhcrelay file like that dhcrelay -i eth1 192.168.0.1 While dhcrealy is stopped, I ...
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Why doesn't “service mysql start” run mysqld_safe?

I've installed mysql on Ubuntu, and the documentation on starting it up says: Invoke mysql.server. This script is used primarily at system startup and shutdown on systems that use System V-style ...
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VSFTPd 3.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 Init File

I installed the VSFTPd 3.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 following this commands: $ wget https://security.appspot.com/downloads/vsftpd-3.0.2.tar.gz $ tar xzvf vsftpd-3.0.2.tar.gz $ cd vsftpd-3.0.2 $ make -j8 ...
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How do I run a Debian init.d script manually, not at boot?

How do I stop an init.d server from running on boot, but still allow running it manually?
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Passing Arguments to a Service started with Init.d

I want to start mysql with the command argument "--log=log_file_name" What is the proper way to do that when starting it with /etc/init.d? Would it be like this? /etc/init.d/mysql start ...
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A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment? [closed]

I need some education about the init.d system on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, in my case), I have found hundreds of sites (no I didn't look at them all, but I did read some of them) that tell me how ...
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PHP-FPM does not automatically start after reboot

I'm running PHP-FPM and Nginx, occasionally, for whatever reason, I have to reboot the server. Once the server is running again, the nginx service automatically starts, however, PHP-FPM does not. This ...
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start-stop-daemon saves wrong PID

$ ps aux | grep svn root **4458** ... /usr/bin/svnserve -d -r /var/svn manuel 4466 ... grep --color=auto svn $ sudo kill **4458** $ sudo rm /var/run/svnserve.pid $ sudo start-stop-daemon ...
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Debian 3.1 (Sarge) init.d boot order

I am using a TS-7800 single board computer from Technologic Systems that ships with Debian 3.1 (Sarge). I have updated it to Squeeze, but due to various driver issues I have been forced to roll back ...
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keep linux subsystem service up and running forever

I have created a subsystem file which runs java program I have created. The subsystem file resides in /etc/init.d and allows me to stop and start the service with a consistent interface (start and ...
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Starting/Stopping Custom PHP Chat Server Linux Service (CentOS)

I have been trying all night to get this service working properly. I created this script from a template and am very new to bash coding. I wrote a fully functioning chat server in php which runs ...
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Starting a service only after another one is completely started (on CentOS)

I have installed on my CentOS server postgresql service and another one called netnfork. The 'netnfork' service starts only after postgresql starts. netnfork init script: #!/bin/sh # # netnfork init ...
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elasticsearch @ debian6 started by /etc/init.d max_file_descriptors

I have installed elasticsearch @ debian6 by this tutorial. I have set up my system max open files directives so i have these values: # su # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max 70000 # ulimit -Hn 64000 # ...
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Which services to disable on a CentOs 5.8 web/database server?

I have just setup my CentOS 5.8 64 [final] server as a webserver. Specs: 2x E5620 Intel CPU, DDR3 RAM, Hardware Adaptec RAID 10, 4x SAS drives. I have installed myself: Nginx PHP-FPM MySQL ...
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template / platform for linux shell scripts to init.d scripts

So I got a number of small cronjobs, that needs to run more frequent then a minute. So what I usually do is - create shell script with a while loop and sleep statements in it. And then I run it in a ...
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When are scripts inside etc/profile.d executed?

I added some scripts from root inside etc/profile.d to execute at startup time. But when will these scripts be executed if I login into system as a non root user? I want to start LDAP-server at ...
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Difference between two ways of installing tomcat as a service (Linux)

I am installing tomcat on a linux server, and would want it to be available as a service. I have found two different ways to achieve this. The first one is to copy the daemon.sh from ...
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howto remove udev from centos(lxc-guest) without dependencies

i downloaded a openvz template for my lxc server to create a new centos 6.3 guest. Now the guest is not starting because udev is hanging in the boot process. Last time i didn't had this problem but ...
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Backup broken PostgreSQL 8.4 without pg_dump

So. I have a problem. PostgreSQL 8.4 won't start or restart without any output given. But it worked for 3 monthes until hosting provider doesn't rebooted server. Now it is completly broken. It wan't ...
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Apache not restarting properly

I got some problems restarting Apache with 2000 virtual hosts. I use Apache 2.2.22 + PHP 5.4.6 on CentOS 5.8 64-bit. When I try to restart it displays this: /etc/init.d/httpd restart Stopping ...
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How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze when there are no clusters defined?

How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze? /etc/init.d/postgresql stop/start/restart does nothing (no output given).
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Chroot on startup

I have a script that runs on startup, but it wont launch a application in chroot. #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/chroot /root/chrootdir/ /bin/sh -c "lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd.conf -m /lib" echo "script ...
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init.d script not working?

I copied an init script from here quite some time ago to automatically start my tightvncserver at boot. It worked perfectly at the time. Since then, I have reformatted my computer, and now my script ...
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Can't start Hadoop from an init.d script

I'm using CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to start Hadoop from an init.d script, but it's failing. This is what I see in boot.log : Retrigger failed udev events [ OK ] ...
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Can't create a working init.d for Apache 2.4.2 on CentOS

I built apache 2.4.2 on CentOS from source and now am trying to create an init.d script to go along with it. A friend gave me one script but it never outputted a success or fail and I disliked it. I ...
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Call REST on shutdown

I would like to know whats the best way to call a REST web service when a Linux server is shutting down.
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Prompt to user during startup on Debian

I need to write a script which prompts information to the user in case of an error. Is it possible to do it using /etc/init.d scripts + update-rc.d? Is there any other way? Thanks for your ...
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Why is there a /etc/init.d/mysql file on this Slackware machine? How could it have gotten there? [closed]

A client of my IT-consulting service owns a web-development shop. He's been having problems with a Slackware 12.0 server running MySQL 5.0.67. The machine was set up by the client's sysadmin, who left ...
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How to remove/backup script from /etc/init.d/?

I've been working with linux for a while but in a rather simple manner. I understand that scripts in init.d are executed when the os starts but how exactly does it works? What if I want to keep a ...
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How does the operating system know which parameter to pass to /etc/init.d/ ?

I've been working with linux for a while but in a rather simple manner. I understand that scripts in init.d are executed when the os starts but how exactly does it works? How does the os know which ...
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Cannot get Nginx to start on boot with Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Nginx 1.2.1 which I compiled from source. I tried the below commands to get nginx to start on boot: $ sudo update-rc.d nginx default $ sudo update-rc.d nginx enable 2345 ...
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Init.d script works when run manually, but not on reboot

I'm trying to setup a RhodeCode server on Ubuntu 12.04. I have everything installed into a virtualenv, and everything works properly when I run it from the console (paster serve production.ini). I ...
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Sensitive data in init scripts

I'm adapting some examples I've found by Googling to build an init script to run a VirtualBox OSE virtual machine as a daemon. I would like to specify a password for VNC access to the VM, and this ...
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Weird init script issue with corosync

This probably has a simple explanation, but I certainly can't think of it. I've got corosync installed (via yum), with it's default init script. Something is strange on this particular CentOS ...
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Mysql server doesn't start at boot on Ubuntu 10.04LTS VPS

I did a apt-get update & installed few updates on my server which runs 10.04LTS. But this has broken mysql. it doesn't start at boot. I tried to manually start it using the following commands: $ ...
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placing shell script under systemd control

Assuming I have a shell script like this:- #!/bin/sh # cherrypy_server.sh PROCESSES=10 THREADS=1 # threads per process BASE_PORT=3035 # the first port used # you need to make the PIDFILE dir and ...
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Ubuntu: How to set up an init script that only runs on the first boot?

I need to install an init script that only runs on the first boot after it's installation. How can I accomplish that on Ubuntu?
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Running multiple background Java processes on Linux

I have a jar file that runs continuously and acts on various events. I need to create multiple instances of this jar, passing parameters to it on start up, and have it continue to run between shell ...
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Init script & the green [ OK ]

I am trying to install fast-cgi for nginx on an EC2 instance. I followed the steps explained here, but that is meant for Debian and does not work out of the box for a red-hat based system. I modified ...
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Process started from init.d takes a long time

I have a wget https://url request that i want to launch from a daemon started from /etc/init.d If launched from /etc/init.d, it will take approximately 10 times longer than if i launch it from a ...
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Both nginx and php5-fpm init.d startup scripts are non-functional and returning no errors..? But they used to work perfectly

I have been using nginx and php5-fpm on my Ubuntu box for a while now. Everything has been configured and setup correctly, and it ran like a charm. I have been keeping the packages updated & ...
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Fabric doesn't launch Nginx remotely

I want to be able to start and stop an nginx server on an Ubuntu EC2 instance with Fabric. I have this two scripts in my fabfile.py: def start_nginx(): sudo('/etc/init.d/nginx start') #also ...
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apt-get does not remove initscript?

This day I tried to remove apache2. It's bundled with Ubuntu Lucid, which I don't need. I used apt-get remove apache2 to remove it. But somehow, the initscript was still there, in "/etc/init.d/". I ...
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Run nginx as a non-root user

I followed this process to installing nginx on my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Server http://library.linode.com/web-servers/nginx/installation/ubuntu-10.04-lucid I got lost after the point of creating an init ...
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chkconfig $svc reset does not take effect if executed by higher pri init.d service at boot?

On a centos 6 derivative (Amazon Linux), I have an init.d script ecrinit that is meant to enable/disable some services at system startup (based on contents of a properties file on disk): if [[ ...
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Have FishEye+Crucible start at boot on Ubuntu

I asked this question at Atlassian but figured serverfault might be more appropriate as it's more of a sysadmin question than an Atlassian question: I have been attempting to follow this guide to ...
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Can I use Upstart to start a script which requires the user's X session?

I wrote a script which greps through the output of synclient to determine whether a laptop's touchpad has miraculously turned itself off (Ubuntu seems to /love/ doing this recently) and, if so, turns ...
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memcached not restarting properly start-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 8175: No such process

im having some really weird and annoying issue with memcached. im running ubuntu server 10.04lts on a linode instance. i am using fabric with a django project and part of the fabric script allows the ...
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MySQL init.d script with different configuration file

I have two instances of mysql running on a server. I need two different init.d scripts. The two instances have different configuration files /etc/my.cnf and /etc/my-slave.cnf. I copied the ...
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Ubuntu Upstart job - “stop” is not recognized command

I need some help with this; endless upon endless scripts look exactly the same -- yet I can't seem to stop the job associated with an upstart script. I'm using any of the newest Ubuntu Elestic AMIs ...