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

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Mysql with upstart not starting

After an update this morning we are having some strange problems. First of all apt-get upgrade fails during the configuration with the a message that it was unable to start the service. We then ...
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how do i write an init script for django-supervisor

pardon me as this is my first time attempting to write a init script for centos 5. I am using django + supervisor to manage my celery workers, scheduler. Now, this is my naive simple attempt ...
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How to create a init.d script for openssh-server which was compiled and installed from source using configure + make + make install?

I have installed openssh-server in my Ubuntu PC using apt-get install openssh-server. The version is 5.9. Now, I would like to compile and install openssh-server version 6.2 from source codes. I have ...
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Red hat script on shutdown

I need to backup some files every time i will shutdown a Red Hat enterprise 4 Linux. I thought about make it with a script in /etc/rc0.d but shutdown process should wait for my script to finish. So ...
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Upstart for monitoring forking daemon?

According to this link, it said Upstart is one of the best options for running traditional forking daemons, since it actually uses ptrace to make sure it's watching the correct process ids. ...
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“PATH should only include /usr/* if it runs after the mountnfs.sh script”

I'm trying to create an init script for a web application I want to run on system start up. Looking through the skeleton script provided by my OS (/etc/init.d/skeleton), I saw this: # PATH should ...
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Lighttpd init script doesn't work on Debian Wheezy

[EDIT] I have found why it did not work, I just had to add the directive server.pid-file = "/var/run/lighttpd.pid" to the lighttpd.conf file. I can't figure out why the lighttpd ...
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Configuring OpenLDAP init script on CentOS 6.4

If I just run slapd with no arguments (as root) it starts and works fine. When I try to start it using /etc/init.d/slapd start however, it dies immediately. I see from looking at the init script that ...
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Thin processes not starting after reboot on Ubuntu 12.04

Well, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 and I have Thin installed by gem install thin sudo thin install sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f thin defaults and I have my configs at /etc/thin. But after system ...
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How to set a binary to init on boot like Apache does (run as a service)

I am trying to setup PhantomJS to run as a service. I found the skeleton file in /etc/init.d and I am running on Ubuntu 12.10. In trying to figure this out I found the symlinks in the /etc/rc*.d ...
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require a gem in a ruby script fails at boot time

I am booting using a machine using chef. I need it to install a init.d script which it does and when the script is invoked at the end of chef run the script fails on the require 'daemons' line (shown ...
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What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script?

What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script? I do have a tomcat server that takes a lot of time to start and I could include logic inside the startup script to check if the ...
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Is it acceptable to use `grep` to check for the presence of a string in a file within an init script?

Is it okay for me to check the contents of a file for a given string with grep in an init script? I am concerned about introducing dependencies and general convention when it comes init scripts, and ...
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Get logged on user in init.d script

I have created an init.d script to control a process as a service, in RHEL 6.x. In the script, I am using /sbin/runuser to start the process as an unprivileged user. This part of the script is working ...
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Strange behaviour starting process with init script

I'm seeing some strange behaviour when starting a process with an init script. Most likely I am doing something stupid, but perhaps someone could let me know what might cause this behaviour: ...
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Ubuntu Upstart Job to Persist tcp_slot_table_entries Before NFS Mount

NOTE: I'm aware of the question Persistent changes to /proc/sys/sunrpc/tcp_slot_table_entries and while this older question is quite similar, the selected and proposed answers do not work for us, nor ...
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Running arbitrary program as daemon from init script

I need to install a program as a service in Red Hat. It doesn't background itself, manage its PID file, or manage its own logs. It just runs and prints to STDOUT and STDERR. Using the standard init ...
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Using rc.local to run a command on boot

I am running CentOS and want to execute a command when the system is booted. Reading other posts on ServerFault the recommend file to use is rc.local. However, rc.local exists in both /etc/ and ...
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Helping changing FTPD default umask

Default umask when logging in through FTP is 027 . I want to change this to 002 so a process with the same group can consume an uploaded file. Man 'ftpd' page says pass -u 002 to the ftpd command. ...
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Start script.py after reboot as user xy in Debian Squeeze

How can i start a python script.py after a reboot as user xy in Debian Squeeze automatically?
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PATH issues for init.d scripts on startup

I have a simple script that starts up a unicorn instance (on Ubuntu 12.04LTS). #!/bin/sh case "$1" in start) echo "starting" cd /path && bundle exec unicorn -c ...
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Why can't I start supervisor with init.d?

I followed this guide to install supervisor on Debian 6.06. EDIT: I can now get supervisor to stop, but cannot get it to start when I'm not using sudo. /etc/init.d/supervisord -> #! /bin/bash -e ...
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Running thin server as a init.d script on CentOS 6.3

I followed the Slicehost tutorial here and was able to get thin installed in init.d to be able to start at boot. I also created the required configuration file. When running thin from the command ...
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Good pratice to create script to start/stop/restart service?

I was wondering what is a good pratice to create a good script to start/stop/restart some service. I will try to make myself more clear, ok ? Nowadays, I do something like this: let's say I would like ...
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Is it possible to use perl, python, php, ruby or whatever to write init.d scripts?

I'm new to this SysOp stuff, so I'm wondering if it's possible to use other interpreted languages to write init.d scripts? The upfront diff for me is /bin vs. /usr/bin #!/bin/sh versus ...
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Where can I find a PHP-FPM RC script?

I compiled PHP on my own computer, and I want to know how to setup a script to start PHP-FPM automatically. Can anyone suggest a script that will do this for me? I'm using a Ubuntu Linux server ...
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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 ] ...