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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“sudo service nginx start” fails but “sudo nginx” works - can't figure out why

I have a server that is close to new and having a problem with getting nginx to start as expected. I have configured another server basically the same way and it works there. I figure there must be ...
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Ubuntu upstart hangs on interactive start & stop

How do I get Ubuntu upstart to not hang on interactive start & stop? I have created many upstart scripts that work fine during init, but often hang when I enter them at the console. If I CTRL+C ...
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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 pre-stop script

I have libvirt/KVM set up on my Ubuntu and before shutting down the machine I would like it to attempt shutting down the VM's using an ACPI poweroff (virsh shutdown), then I want it to stop shutdown ...
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Why is this upstart script not stopping my process?

I am trying to write an upstart script that checks if my process is running by pinging it's HTTP interface. So far, I just can't get the post-start clause to work. Here's a simplified version that ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu and upstart logging permissions

I have set up this upstart script on a Amazon Ec2 Ubuntu 12.04 TLS instance for executing a node.js application. The script uses setuid and setgid. It works fine without using setuid and setgid but ...
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Starting command on boot with correct user env vars

I am attempting to create a start-up script that will run this command on boot for my ubuntu 12.04 server: bundle exec thin -R config.ru start -p 3030 When I run it as a regular user it works just ...
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Autossh error with upstart script: ssh exited prematurely with status 0 [closed]

I have set up the following upstart script: # autossh description "autossh connections" start on started dbus stop on (runlevel [06] or stopped dbus) respawn respawn limit 5 60 # respawn max 5 ...
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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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Process being sent SIGINT when started using Upstart

I have a Linux application which opens up several serial devices (/dev/ttyUSBX) and reads/writes from them. When I run it from a command prompt (Ubuntu 10.04, bash) it works perfectly. $sudo ...
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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 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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cant get upstart script for node.js program to start on startup

I made a rather simple startup script for my node.js program that should run on startup: start on startup stop on shutdown script exec sudo -u max WEBSITES_DIR=/home/max/websites/ ...
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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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How to make upstart back off, rather than give up

I want Upstart to do two things: stop trying to respawn a failed process so fast never give up trying to respawn In an ideal world, upstart would try to restart a dead process after 1s, then ...
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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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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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How to define different stop/restart signals with upstart

I am starting to convert all of our systems to using upstart to manage our various application processes. One thing that I am constantly missing is the ability to send a different signal to the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Daemon crashes but upstart thinks it is still alive

I have to following problem: We have an Java application which is started by an bash script. This application should run as a daemon, so we have an upstart-job to start it. start on runlevel [2345] ...
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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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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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Fedora14 serial console how-to needed

Has anyone ever got a serial console working in fedora 14 ? Is it as simple as adding to grub: serial --unit=0 --speed=38400 terminal --timeout=10 serial console and add to the kernel lines: ...
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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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What signal does upstart/initctl use to restart a job?

What signal will upstart/initctl use to restart a job? Furthermore, is there any way to specify that SIGHUP should be used? Alternately, is there a way to define a custom reload command that will ...
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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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Have upstart read environment from /etc/environment for a service

What is the best way to provide the environment variables defined in /etc/environment to an upstart service? I think simply sourcing them with . in a script section does not work, because the ...
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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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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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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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Environment variable not being picked up by app when started with Upstart (Ubuntu)

How does one go about getting a new environment variable picked up system-wide without restarting the server? As its an Ubuntu 11.x server, I'm using Upstart to start/restart processes. I added a ...
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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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Upstart script vs. command-line: why this difference in behavior?

I'm trying to set up Tomcat to start with upstart. I find the following works: description "Tomcat Server" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn respawn limit 10 5 ...
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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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RHEL6 Upstart: Flow of Events During Reboot

I have a situation where a RHEL 6.4 server is sending TERM and KILL signals too quickly, before applications and databases have had a chance to gracefully stop. It seems that Upstart is handing ...
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How to launch a SSH tunnel with upstart

I am not very used to sys admin and recently created an SSH tunnel between two servers (on Ubuntu 12.4) with the following command: ssh -fNg -L 3307:127.0.0.1:3306 tunneluser@xx.xx.xx.xx It worked, ...
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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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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 ...