Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

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nc exits immediately, on connection, when run as an upstart job

I'm using the following /etc/init/jsonlog.conf upstart job: description "jsonlog" start on runlevel [23] stop on runlevel [06] respawn script cd /tmp echo "about to listen" /bin/nc -l ...
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Use upstart to start a Python-script on boot

I have a server that I want to run a Python-script 24/7. The server is running Ubuntu 14.04. My upstart script looks like this: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] env ...
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ubuntu upstart script fails to load job

When I run: sudo start homepage homepage.conf looks like: description "uWSGI server instance configured to serve homepage" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] setuid user setgid ...
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How to change max file limits on a process

Yes I know this question has been asked before and I have tried all the solutions I have seen and none of them work for me. We are running Ubuntu 12, and we have a process that automatically gets ...
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What is meant by /sbin/init too old? [closed]

I am trying to use Upstart to daemonize a script. So, I made a .conf file under /etc/init/. Now to check the conf file I did init-checkconf /etc/init/ping_me.conf And it says ERROR: version of ...
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php5-fpm does not start on Debian Jessie

I just upgraded a Debian server from Wheezy to Jessie but I'm having some problems on php5-fpm: Setting up php5-fpm (5.6.14+dfsg-0+deb8u1) ... debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog debconf: ...
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uWSGI won't start via Upstart, but starts ok from the console

I'm trying to make uWSGI run on boot using Upstart on a Vagrant box. So I've created /etc/init/uwsgi.conf with the following contents: # simple uWSGI script description "uwsgi tiny instance" start ...
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Why does my Upstart job work with sudo but not with setuid?

I have an Upstart job for a Node.js application, and I want to make it run Node as the node user rather than root. When I use setuid in the job config, whenever I try to start the job, it says my-app ...
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How do I chose between upstart, runit, supervisor, daemontools, and etc. for restarting a process if it dies?

I have a Nginx web proxy, gunicorn web server, and a python/flask web app. The Gunicorn process apparently died, and I want to ameliorate that in the future by looking into a utility that can monitor ...
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start on vagrant-mounted (upstart) equivalent in systemd

I have a Vagrant box running Ubuntu 15.04, which has an upstart script that starts a service when the system boots. It has a start on vagrant-mounted stanza because the service requires that the ...
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Why upstart starts my processes in an inconsistent way

I'm debugging a strange issue with upstart managed jobs. I have a ruby web application which is started using passenger and I generate upstart configuration files using foreman The problematic ...
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How to deal with Upstart “terminated with status 1”?

I have a very simple script on Ubuntu 14.04 upstart (/etc/init/myscript.conf) description "Something" author "me" start on filesystem and started networking stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 5 ...
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How to configure a newer version of Supervisord to start on system boot in Ubuntu 12.02?

How do you configure a newer version of supervisor to start on system boot in Ubuntu? Some distributions simply lag behind in their repositories. When I use easy install (as recommended by default on ...
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auto restart php-fpm on segfault

I want restart php-fpm after segfaults. I run php-fpm on ubuntu 14.04 trusty. It uses upstart for checking services. I try to set automatic restart with respawn options, but after SIGSEGV php-fpm did ...
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sidekiq on ubuntu failed to stop with upstart

I installed an upstart service for sidekiq exactly as specified in it's wiki. That said, I have an upstart script that creates a process with: # skipped other insstructions script exec /bin/bash ...
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Simplest infinite script exec without upstart

I've got a CentOS 5.11 box that I have to work with for now--in a production env where I can't really push it to CentOS 6, at least for awhile. I have to be low-impact on this project, can't mess up ...
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Pppd upstart script

I am creating an upstart conf to manage different VPN connections. The problem is that if the pppd daemon dies, initctl still think it is start/running. This is my current vpn.conf description "VPN ...
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Upstart script runs well with sudo but fails as root user

I have a simple nodeJs upstart service run as, script exec /usr/bin/node /path/to/server.js end script On running with sudo command, it works ~$ sudo service upserv start sg_gui_server ...
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How to find the file location of int.d scripts in ubuntu

I need location of a init.d script. I am using service cinder-api start to start the service Other init scripts are located at /etc/init.d/ location. But this service is not found in that location , ...
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Debian Jessie UpStart / Systemd / SysV no more reboot

I have make some test on a Jessie server with Upstart installation and replace it by SysV and the reverse. After this I'm not anymore able to reboot. root@amoo-001:~# reboot Failed to talk to init ...
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Unkillable upstart process

So I wrote a seemingly-basic node.js server upstart script based on a script from this article, and it works fine, starting the server and running on the expected port. The problem comes when I try to ...
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sudo start my-project does not work

I'm using the following script in /etc/init/my-project.conf on my AWS instance. description "start and stop the go program 'my-project'" start on filesystem or runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel ...
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Privileges when doing sudo to another domain user

Suppose I have a corporate domain mydomain using MS Active Directory. In the domain I have the users myuser and youruser. Now, on one specific Ubuntu machine mymachine, myuser has sudo rights, and ...
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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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LSF Cluster Upstart Job

So I would like machines in our office to auto start LSF on boot. So I took my first stab at writing an upstart job. The goal here is to run these commands for startup: /usr/local/lsf/bin/lsadmin ...
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init system vs configuration management [closed]

Best practice: What tasks would you give to an init system like systemd vs a configuration management system like ansible? What I like about starting up services with a CM is portability across ...
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running a docker container on upstart on Amazon Linux isn't working

I'm trying to get my container to run on startup using upstart. As the tutorial said - I created /etc/init/nginx_server.conf description "Nginx docker" author "Me" start on filesystem and started ...
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Upstart script doesn't work on boot - only manually

I followed this tutorial on setting up Flask with nginx + uwsgi. I created an upstart script at /etc/init/flask-uwsgi.conf: start on [2345] stop on [06] pre-start script mkdir -p ...
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Nginx Process getting lost by Upstart

Usually I can reload my nginx configuration by typing sudo service nginx reload and everything is dandy. However, today I tried it and got reload: Not running I tried restarting nginx and at first I ...
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service in vagrant VM not picking up configuration

I want to setup a Vagrant configuration to create and launch an Ubuntu guest VM which will launch a supervisord service within the VM after Vagrant up. I'd like for this to work on Windows, Mac, and ...
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upstart CentOS vs upstart Ubuntu is there any difference between them?

I'm moving some server configurations from Ubuntu Server 12.04 to CentOS 6.6. Now I'm working on /etc/init script that should be handled by upstart at both OS as far as I know. The files on both ...
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Upstart log stdout and stderr to file not working as expected

When in bash I can run: java -jar server.jar &>> log.txt And it combines the stdout and stderr into log.txt. However when I have this line in my Upstart .conf file, it does not do this: ...
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Proper way to start application servers

I'm not a server admin by any means...but run a few small apps and need to learn how things should work... I start all my stuff manually; mostly rails with puma/thin. When I reboot, I need to start ...
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ubuntu upstart never killing my process

I have a simple bash script: echo "Starting" function sigint { echo "sigint" } function sigterm { echo "sigterm" } trap sigterm SIGTERM trap sigint SIGINT while true do sleep 2 echo "-" ...
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Upstart service was running, stopped and will no longer run

I feel sure that someone, somewhere changed something on the server but I cannot identify what occurred. Keep in mind the service was working perfectly prior to the beginning of this week. (NOTE: this ...
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EC2 linux any and all upstart jobs returning “unrecognised service”

Having a nightmare migrating some upstart jobs from Ubuntu to EC2 Linux (ElasticBeanstalk) I am unable to get even the most basic task to work. I am using the script below which works perfectly on ...
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Upstart service is not killing processes on stop

I have an upstart service that maintains a number of instances of workers. pm-all-workers.conf: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] env NUM_WORKERS=25 pre-start script for i in `seq ...
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Where are smbd system links in UBUNTU 12.04?

After installing Samba on UBUNTU 12.04, I checked the system link run level directories and were not able to find smbd links. This is interesting because smbd is started automatically on reboot. Here ...
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Only start a Docker container after process in other container is operational

I'm trying to deploy 3 Docker containers, having a dependency relation amongst them (A -> B -> C). Now, each container is supposed to run an Akka-Spray instance, on top of a JVM instance. The ...
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Upstart is not sending CONT to my stopped daemon which is configured to use 'expect stop'

I have the following test configuration file for an upstart service, running on Ubuntu 14.04: expect stop chdir /home/joe/Projects/Marketplace env RAILS_ENV="development" script ruby -e ...
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upstart fail to run service and not able to debug

I am using os-svc-daemon to create my upstart service for openstack project. my upstart job config is as below File : /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] env ...
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Chef installation in a chroot (packer): not starting services

I'm trying to use packer.io to create a machine image for a server who's deployment I already have automated using Chef (chef-solo specifically), using the amazon-chroot builder and the chef-solo ...
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How to respawn a script in RHEL/Centos6 when /etc/inittab has been deprecated?

I have a custom init script and I want that script to be respawned if in case the process dies. In RHEL/Centos 6 /etc/inittab is deprecated. So how should I ensure the process will be respawned?
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How do I keep process running in the background, even after a machine reboot?

What is the way to keep some process running (web server, database and so on) in background, and be sure that in case of system reboot it will start immediately again? I'd like to have this feature ...
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Properly ordering shutdown of MySQL and iSCSI on Ubuntu Lucid

I'm running MySQL on an Ubuntu 10.04 server, with the MySQL $datadir located on an iSCSI volume. The filesystem is tagged with "_netdev" in /etc/fstab. On system shutdown, upstart sends MySQL a ...
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Is there a timeout for init.d scripts running during boot process?

I am creating a few scripts that are being registered to execute on server start on CentOS 6.5. One of this scripts has a while loop that blocks until it finds a successful start message on the log ...
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Thin process duplicates after upstart.conf run

I'm trying to run thin server in upstart. Here is what my upstart.conf file contains: description 'kitfaye' start on runlevel [12356] stop on runlevel [!12356] respawn script exec su -l deploy ...
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Node.js Forever upstart script stop hangs

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Node.js installed to .nvm and the project direction under my home directory. I am trying to run the script as me bill during boot. And have the ability to restart and ...
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Upstart: cannot run as root

I have made this upstart script, which starts a Node.js service. But all of the sudden the service has stopped, and upstart has failed to restart it. Now that I am trying to start it manually, it ...