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

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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 ] ...
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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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Hide boot messages

I want to hide boot messages at startup in debian. I saw this link and it was so useful as it said i do this to /etc/init.d/rcS: exec /etc/init.d/rc S >/dev/null 2>&1 and the result was ...
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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 ...