I installed debian jessie. When I use a service-command like "service nginx restart" there is no output. Previously I was using debian wheezy and there was feedback like (I don't remember exactly): [ ok ] nginx stopped [ ok ] nginx started

How can I re-enable this output?

  • I searched about 20 minutes for this but it's quite hard to find a good search term for this issue :-/ Feb 17, 2016 at 14:39
  • I think Debian Jesse uses systemd. Could you try systemctl start nginx?
    – Istvan
    Feb 17, 2016 at 15:12
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    This is normal. You now only get output if there is a problem. Feb 17, 2016 at 16:50
  • @Istvan I tried systemctl start nginx but this seems to behave exactly like service start nginx(no output) Feb 17, 2016 at 20:11

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The only solution I found was to call the service directly: /etc/init.d/nginx restart

  • Last time i had a similar issue i found my problem in my init script. You should check that out.
    – giomanda
    May 13, 2016 at 8:36

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