I followed the instructions for installing redis from here.

I also ran:

make test

and all the tests passed. Then:

make install

and that appears to have worked. I've done all this as root.

But install really appears to have done very little if anything. I can't start redis as a service with:

start redis.service

which gives:

start: Unknown job: redis.service

and there are no redis directories under /etc/init.d. There must be some simple command I can run.

The executables have been correctly placed in /usr/local. If I run redis-server, it definitely runs, but quits when I Ctrl-C. Do I just need to run this with nohup? I want redis to run upon startup and this seems unreliable.

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    Try following the directions given in the tutorial instead. – Michael Hampton Sep 22 '15 at 20:42
  • I missed a step. The internet has ruined my brain. – AKWF Sep 24 '15 at 16:00

There are other way's of doing this, but not being familiar with redis and its specific limitations: one easy option would be to add your launch line to


Anything listed there will run on boot.

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