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Why this error about upstart/systemd with runit?

I run sudo apt-get install git-all in Ubuntu 16.04 and see the following in the end Setting up runit (2.1.2-3ubuntu1) ... start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket ...
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How to create a systemd Service for Consul in RHEL7 [closed]

I have setup a consul cluster and I want to make sure that the agent starts by itself whenever the server is restarted. In order to achieve this, I have created an Upstart Service at ...
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How to use Upstart scripts on CentOS7?

I am learning some stuff about object storages and have an example: I need to create a file /etc/init/start_swift.conf with following commands: description "mount swift drives" start on runlevel ...
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Is there any systemd equivalent to “initctl emit”?

In upstart, it was possible to send custom events with initctl emit custom-event. It was also possible to use these custom events on the start on and stop on stanzas. Does systemd provides something ...
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Confusion about systemd, environment files and command-line arguments to the service executable

I'm trying to convert an upstart script to systemd, but I can't figure out how to pass command line arguments to the executable. Here is the original upstart script: # job description description ...
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Upstart job starts the script twice

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) where I created a simple Upstart job: # content of /etc/init/listener.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] ...
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Systemd: Running a script before msyql stops on shutdown

On my Ubuntu 14 vagrant box I use this upstart script to run automysqlbackup on every vagrant halt: description "run automysqlbackup" start on stopping mysql task exec automysqlbackup So ...
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How can output of runlevel be “1 S”?

When I switch from runlevel 3 to runlevel 1 on my CentOS 6 box the output of runlevel is 1 S: # runlevel 1 S I'd expect the output to be 3 1. It's not a big deal but I'm keen to understand the ...
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When is the appropriate time to start Redshift using upstart?

I have been trying to get Redshift to start before login so that the bright welcome screen does not blind me, in particular when switching users. Running Redshift as a service does not seem fully ...
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Bash script is not executing after reboot command Ubuntu 14.04

I've tried using a /etc/init.d/ script, an upstart script, crontab, etc. None of the above are causing the script to execute on boot. The service I am attempting to automatically start on boot is ...
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Linux: Why do init and systemd use so much I/O?

This is probably unanswerable. But maybe someone else will have this problem and find this question, append to it, or proffer an answer. I discovered the pidstat command with its -d option, today. ...
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How to set the nofile limit on rsyslog with upstart?

I'm struggling to work out how to set the open file limit on rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04. It uses Upstart, which ignores limits.conf, but I'd expect to be able to put limit nofile 16384 16384 in ...
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Upstart conf to require syslog

Translating SysV to Upstart I want to turn this to Upstart: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog # Default-Start: 2 3 4 5 I'm stuck with translating $syslog.. start on (runlevel [2345] and ...
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Service cleanup before reboot

Is it possible to determine or control how much time rc6.d scripts have to stop service (e.g. perform some cleanup, complete network transaction) before being forcibly killed? Do newer init systems ...
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How to enable/disable services with upstart 0.6.7?

I need to disable a service in RHEL, before upgrading it. Stopping it does not do the trick, because it uses the respawn stanza , which causes it to start immediately after I stop it. The method in ...
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Abortable task on startup on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a VM that needs to boot up, perform a specific task, and then shut itself down. It also needs to be possible to abort the special startup sequence to get the "regular" bootup behaviour, i.e. ...
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Autostart Virtual Machine VBoxHeadless at boot with Upstart - init and Graceful exit

So I have another computer running 24/7 and I forget to turn it back on when I restart. I also want it to gracefully save when I reboot so in the event I kick somebody off their work is not lost! I ...
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Created upstart job that works - system doesn't boot to CLI but everything works SSH,RDP etc

So I am new to creating an Upstart Job, but I got one that works! The thing is I happen to have a monitor near me where I can watch my server boot and at boot it never makes it to the login prompt. ...
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Upstart and multi-signal shutdown process

I'm running a resque worker service on Ubuntu, and I want to manage it using upstart (the default process manager for Ubuntu). A proper shutdown sequence for a resque worker is to send the QUIT ...
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No windows frames on VNC screen

I am trying to configure good virtual desktop on my headless headless Ubuntu 14.04 server. Unfortunately, I see the following picture when open remote screen: I.e. windows have no frames and ...
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upstart jobs - privileged vs unprivileged

On one of my VMs, some upstart jobs were failing, and when I checked df, showed that I had run out of disk-space (Use% was 100 on /dev/sda1). What I did not get is: the jobs which were running with ...
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How to set upstart as default on Debian?

I have a virtual server running Debian. For some reason it doesn't boot if I am using sysvinit. I assume the problem lies with the host operating system, since it's a Virtuozzo based machine and not ...
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service stop doesn't run the exit/cleanup part

This is a sleeping service, import time bufsize = 0 f = open("/home/user/sleep-log", "w", bufsize) try: f.write("going for a deep sleep......") time.sleep( 1000000000) except: import traceback; ...
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How to name and where to place upstart script?

I want to start a watchdog kicker on startup but am unsure how to name and where to place my upstart script. start on startup respawn script /usr/sbin/watchdog end script Reference: ...
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restart my app server automatically through upstart script

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine in which I am running my C++ app server which I am controlling through upstart script. Meaning whenever my app server crashes my upstart script will restart them back ...
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upstart + telinit: is it really works?

I think about how to backup my ubuntu server, and I want try one possible solution using init levels. So I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, install it on VirtualBox, and try: telinit 1 It warn about ...
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problem with upstart

Hi i got always an error message that my upstart script doesnt start. start: Job failed to start My script is: description "Tagger Version 2" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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Show kernel parameters passed to init [duplicate]

I learned that if the kernel does not understand a parameter, it saves it and passes it to init when performing the user space start. While e.g. in show parameters of running kernel or How to display ...
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include Forking - Multi threading in bash script to run it in upstart?

I have lack of understanding. Do i need to include forking in my bash script: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26756839/4749164, so i can use expect daemon/fork - option in upstart? i would like to run my ...
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Does Debian Testing use Sysvinit, Systemd or Upstart? How do I configure it (them?)?

I have a copy of Debian Gnome, installed from live medium then upgraded to testing. I've decided to change my default X environment from GDM to i3 for reasons of productivity. This lead me to wanting ...
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Respawn MySQL on Ubuntu? Server ran out of memory, killed MySQL & Apache, MySQL didn't respawn

Just as above, I increased the RAM (it's a VM), but that doesn't give me a safety net. I was under the impression by default it should respawn, but that doesn't seem to be the case. *Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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update-rc.d squid3 init.d init weirdness

sudo service squid3 status works, implying squid is in upstart. However a listing of services using sudo service --status-all does not show squid. Neither does sudo update-rc.d squid3 defaults ...
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How to send an email using UPSTART if my executable gets restarted?

I am using UPSTART to restart my executable if by any chance it goes down and it works fine. start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/data/data_server respawn post-stop script ...
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What do +,- and ? symbols represent in `service --status-all`

What do +,- and ? symbols represent in service --status-all represent in Ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to understand it properly. I guess + here might mean delayed services which start after the ...
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How to restart my java program automatically if it gets killed?

I am running my runnable jar in linux machine (machineA) as shown below. In the runnable Jar, I have a java program which sends email to me every 15 mniutes. ...
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upstart enviromental variable from command

I am trying to make reverse ssh tunnels to my clients using upstart. I have many clients and they obviously come on and off line at times. This is what I have now but it wont work because the env ...
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Is there a way to develop upstart scripts on fedora 21?

I'm working on creating upstart scripts for an internal service I'm working on. I realize systemd has triumphed over upstart, but our company already has an investment in upstart and I'm just tacking ...
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How to do X when a job hits respawn limit

I have a service named manager, which sometimes updates itself (from some network location). If something wrong happens during this update, like a system shutdown, I want to replace the bad executable ...
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CentOS - upstart script is created, but its never running at all

I have this following setup but its not working in my CentOS 6x (3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 18 14:48:24 CET 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) Step 1: vi /etc/init/a.conf description ...
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working in Ubuntu 14.04 I have an C++ application which I have compiled. I get the executable which name is "program". Well the thing is that this program use opencv and sockets then if I try to ...
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Identify if server boots using upstart or sysvinit

I am a not a experienced linux user/admin, but last week I acquired a raspberry, and installed on it a Raspbmc, based on Debian distro. I am having some troubles trying to identify which scripts the ...
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Replacing Upstart with Sysvinit in Wheezy results in error

I have a Debian Wheezy server with upstart installed. I removed upstart and replaced it with sysvinit, which resulted in the following error: apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit Reading package ...
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Upstart - setuid inside post-start stanza

I have this upstart script that looks a bit like this: setuid userA setgid userB script # ... bunch of stuff run as userA end script post-start script # ... command run as userA # ... ...
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Upstart and bash function names containing “-”

I inherited some bash scripts where the author used "-" in the function names instead of the more normal "_" e.g.: function a-b { ... } Ugly but legal in bash. Problem is I sourced this inside an ...
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init.d script is not starting under virtualbox

The script is in /etc/init.d: #!/bin/bash VMUSER=myname CURRDATE=(`date +"%m-%d-%Y"` + `date +"%H:%M:%S"`) CURRTIME=(`date +"%X"`) FILE=/home/myname/log/vm-services.log VBPATH=/usr/bin start(){ ...
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Using upstart with stop unknown instance

I'm just getting into upstart so i wrote a very basic script just to print to log file called: vm-service.conf that I put in /etc/init: description "Virtual Images" author "Me" start on ...
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Upstart - load bashrc variable

I'm wondering how to load bashrc variables in an upstart script and run (node.js in that case server). What is the best way to do it? I tried this: exec sudo -u someuser $NODE_PATH ...
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How to start application after login on CentOS?

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 ...