[Bug 1585087] Re: *.override files do not work for session jobs

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Tue May 24 07:49:08 UTC 2016

strace shows that upstart *does* read
/usr/share/upstart/sessions/bamfdaemon.override successfully. Also, if I
replace the override with

  exec true

then "true" is being executed, and the job loops because the *.conf has
"restart" (i. e. expected).

This opens the hypothesis that the job is being started through
something else than the "start on" condition. But it is not being
referenced by any other *.conf file. And indeed, even if I drop the
"start on" from bamfdaemon.conf it still gets started.

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  *.override files do not work for session jobs

Status in upstart package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  bamfdaemon ships a session job
  /usr/share/upstart/sessions/bamfdaemon.conf. According to upstart(5)
  it should be possible to disable that with an override:

    $ cat /usr/share/upstart/sessions/bamfdaemon.override

  but this doesn't work, bamfdaemon is still started. I also tried to
  put "start on disabled" into the *.override file, no effect either.

  (Background: I'm trying to migrate jobs to systemd units one by one,
  thus for every systemd user unit that I add I need to disable the
  corresponding upstart job).

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
  Package: upstart 1.13.2-0ubuntu23
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.40-generic 4.4.8
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue May 24 09:23:36 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-23 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha amd64 (20160522)
  SourcePackage: upstart
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UpstartBugCategory: Session
  UpstartRunningSessionCount: 1
  UpstartRunningSessionVersion: upstart 1.13.2
  UpstartRunningSystemVersion: Error: command ['initctl', '--system', 'version'] failed with exit code 1: initctl: Name "com.ubuntu.Upstart" does not exist
   upstart-event-bridge stop/pre-start, process 2537
   upstart-event-bridge stop/pre-start, process 3444
   upstart-event-bridge stop/pre-start, process 4582

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