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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Running upstart jobs as unprivileged users

What's the canonical way to have an upstart job change its userid and run the script as an unprivileged user? Obviously one can use su or sudo, but this seems hacky (and can generate needless log ...
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ubuntu upstart permission error when writing to log on a non admin user

I have a simple upstart script: start on started network-services respawn respawn limit 100 5 setuid www-data exec node /var/testapp/app.js >> /var/log/testapp.log 2>&1 post-start ...
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How to start application after login on CentOS? [duplicate]

I am trying to start GUI application with upstart script on CentOS. I have test script located /etc/init/ folder. start on desktop-session-start stop on desktop-shutdown respawn script export ...
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How to start GUI application with upstart?

I have struggled with this problem for three days and I have tried many ways to solve it but not successful yet. I hope you guys can help me... I have an GUI application. I want to start this ...
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How to edit and restart and upstart job without rebooting?

I'm trying to deploy a WSGI appplication with Gunicorn. I have written an upstart job for launching the WSGI app. I'm testing different options (Unix socket v. TCP, etc). Whenever I change the ...
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Upstart + nodejs not starting

I've been looking around for ages, I can't seem to find a solution for my problem. I ran the following first: sudo apt-get remove --purge node sudo apt-get remove --purge nodejs sudo apt-get install ...
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Where in CentOS does program start at boot if it's not in init.d?

I have installed a software (GitLab) on CentOS. It works well, but this GitLab starts at boot and I don't want that. So I took a look at /etc/init.d in order to disable it with chkconfig, but my ...
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Upstart: chdir stanza VS cd command

In Upstart script I can use chdir stanza to set the working directory. Also I can just execute a normal cd command inside my script section. What is the difference between this two approaches? When ...
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Limiting nproc in an upstart job

What exactly does the stanza limit nproc 20 20 in an Upstart job do? I've read the documentation here (http://upstart.ubuntu.com/wiki/Stanzas#limit), and it seems like it would limit nproc for any ...
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How can I make my Upstart service depend on PostgreSQL?

I have a service configured as an upstart job. How do I make sure that PostgreSQL is running before my service is started? Ubuntu 14.04 here.
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Upstart is throwing reload: Unknown instance: error with Django and virtualenv

I am trying to run django on my website with nginx, upstart and gunicorn. I have written the following in upstart configuration file /etc/init/myserver.conf: description "Gunicorn server for ...
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How to configure network interface names booting from read only medium?

in a Ubuntu 12.04 system, we'd like to configure the names of the (physical) network interfaces (such as eth0, eth1, ...) using udev rules such as those generated in ...
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Starting Redmine at boot using upstart on Ubuntu

So after installing Redmine from the repositories on Ubuntu 12.04, I've tried to create an upstart script (see below) so it would start up at boot time. While service redmine start does start ...
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How to execute commands as root in git post-receive hook

I just recently set up a remote git repo on a server for a web app running as an Upstart service. I'd like to use the post-receive hook to trigger actions that are required to update the application ...
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Are upstart jobs guaranteed to be given time to run?

I am writing an upstart job that runs a shell script at startup and shutdown which synchronizes some files with a remote machine using rsync. The script can sometimes take a long time to complete if ...
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Stopping an upstart script not working

When I try: stop mysite_api, I get: stop: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.11" (uid=1000 pid=2242 comm="stop mysite_api ") interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" ...
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Upstart script that displays errors to the console?

I have a simple upstart script that runs a process and respawns it if it crashes. The problem is if it crashes I want the user to be alerted that it crashed (because they may need to take an action to ...
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My upstart script is says its running but doesn't actually run - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This is on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS So I've got a gulp script (running through Node) that works great when I execute it manually. It actually runs a "watch" on a directory so that if any of the files change ...
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error with upstart script

Further to my last question, I'm now using logger. I have the following upstart configuration start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] respawn pre-start script exec 2>&1 > ...
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Fail to redirect log to /var/log/syslog

I have an upstart script that does the following start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] respawn pre-start script exec >/dev/kmsg 2>&1 REPO=git@github.com:blabla/bli ...
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Upstart: Run service as unprivileged user and pre-start script as root

I have following upstart job: description "posty api" start on mysql stop on shutdown env RACK_ENV=production setuid vmail setgid vmail chdir /opt/posty_api pre-start script mkdir -p ...
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Best way to run service no matter the distro

I am working on an application and want to make the script start on boot, and for the users to be able to run things like service my-program restart What i am seeing is there seems to be different ...
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Using cron vs. system managed service for frequent tasks

If some task should run in an frequent but not neccessary precise manner, what would the benefits of using cron vs. just using a service (eg. managed by upstart) with a loop script like #!/bin/sh ...
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Upstart spawned threads won't clean up

I have an upstart job which runs: exec su - pi -c 'cd /data/zeus_station/releases/20140217074914; export PORT=5100; ~/.rbenv/bin/rbenv exec bundle exec thin start -R config/config.ru -p 9000 >> ...
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Why is Upstart not starting uWSGI?

I am trying to set up a django project on my VPS. I am trying to get a uWSGI Emperor to run and thus spawn vassals. I have set up all my config files as suggested by numerous websites including the ...
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Upstart start when system is idle

Is there a way to tell upstart to run a job when system is idle? If not, what is the next best thing - i.e. how to start it very late in the process, when system is reasonably expected to be idle?
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How do you start multiple node.js apps using forever and upstart?

I'm managing multiple node.js processes using forever, and I need them to start at boot time. I think that upstart should be used for that, but I'm not sure whether I should create one init script per ...
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How to restart nut-server on Ubuntu after USB communcation has been established?

I got Eaton 3S UPS which is connected to my Ubuntu 13.10 system thru USB. Ubuntu communicates to UPS with nut-server. However, when PC is started, it looks like nut-server daemon is started before ...
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How to troubleshoot Upstart Unknown job error

I set up nginx according to instructions here and it all went well but I am unable to start with $ start <my app name> I created /etc/init/nomilkfor.me.conf (this is the domain name) and this ...
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Ubuntu: Tomcat upstart script. Logs end up in upstart log

I have a simple upstart script for tomcat. Here is the chef template: description "Tomcat Server" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn respawn limit 10 5 # run as non ...
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Installing Upstart on Centos 5.10 Final… pkg-config dependency issue

I am trying to install upstart version 1.11 from source on a Centos 5.10 Final box. BTW i don't have option or privileges to upgrade this. I am at this point where it is complaining about the ...
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Upstart: unrecognized service (CentOS 6.4)

I have created an upstart service from this gist. I put it into: [andrey@vm01 ~]$ ll /etc/init/play.conf -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1255 Dec 1 20:50 /etc/init/play.conf I also installed upstart, as ...
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Upstart script for Sphinx

I am trying to get Sphinx running with Upstart on Ubuntu, but the only script I've found isn't working and seems to be more complex than I require. Could someone provide me with a basic Sphinx ...
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Ubuntu — Application global environment variables

So I have an application I am deploying to an Ubuntu 12 server. My application has several "parts" to it: There's a web server, run as part of an upstart script There are cron jobs There are ...
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Upstart and process substitution

So I want to use the following in my script stanza: forever -l >(tee $QW_LOG_DIR/webserver.log | logger -p user.info -t '[QW]') start webserver.js However, that doesn't work for at least two ...
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Linux: How to start Skype (or other program) only when I'm online?

I've added Skype to my "Startup applications" list, so that it starts automatically after I log in. (This is on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, with the Gnome desktop) However, I frequently use my laptop ...
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How to put ubuntu upstarts output to console

I am on a embedded System using Linaro 12.10, which is basiclly a ubutu for arm. It works fine and I see the Boot on a serial Console: Starting kernel ... Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0 Linux ...
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Run Jar file on Ubuntu at system startup

I'm trying to get a .jar file to run at startup on an Ubuntu machine, but I'm not getting anywhere. I've tried the instructions here ...
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Upstart restart process time

A question about upstart. I understand the restart command does a stop and restart of the process. What happens if the process will not stop and check for the signals for a long time (20min or 2h)? ...
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upstart-monitor with CLI option fails to start in Ubuntu Server 13.04

When I try starting upstart-monitor on Ubuntu Server 13.04. I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/upstart-monitor", line 195, in <module> class ...
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grep fails in upstart script

I have an upstart configuration for a service which needs to check the existance of a process on it's startup. This sounds fairly easy but I'm already trying for 3 hours to get this thing solved and ...
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How do I run WEBrick as an upstart job?

I need to get WEBrick (basically a Rails web server) to work using upstart, but cannot figure out what should I write in script. The following gives me an error: chdir /rails-app exec su -s /bin/sh ...
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Upstart event when network connectivity to a specific server is available?

Is there a way in upstart to code an event to start when network connectivity to a specific machine becomes available? Something based on a ping result would work in my case. The task being started ...
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How can I reboot system using Upstart?

I'm using Upstart on Ubuntu 12.04 to control and monitor a service defined by me, where the service is a user process running as a daemon. I need to monitor it so, when it fails/crashes it respawns, ...
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How to change hostname via kernel command line on ubuntu 12

I booted a guest vm on xen, and I want to assign guest-domU's hostname in config file. like this ... extra='ip=::::myguest-vm-hostname::dhcp' ... It is a kernel command line to setting netboot ...
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Upstart scripts causing problems

I like to start little web servers on boot. I've been using upstart, but often my scripts fail, causing important services like sshd to fail to start. What's a safer way to do this? ...
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After installing upstart Raspberrypi gets stuck in boot

I recently installed upstart blindly replacing things I shouldn't of been. The results was that now my raspberry pi is stuck on Setting up X socket directories... /tmp/.X11-unix /tmp/.ICE-unix ...
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How to depend on an upstart job from an init script on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and this system uses primarily upstart jobs. Unfortunately my system also depends on a manually compiled dbmail server, which only has a init script, but no upstart script. ...
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Controlling Upstart job as unprivileged user

What's the best way to allow an unprivileged user to control an upstart job? By controlling an upstart job I mean starting/stopping/reloading/restarting it: start myservice I can imagine one way ...
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Emit upstart events as regular user

I want to create a situation where something unprivileged user does (via SSH) triggers an event that causes an upstart job do perform some action. The activities rely on filesystem changes, so I ...