Upstart Job

Avi Greenbury lists at
Mon Jan 2 19:11:00 UTC 2012

Damien Hull wrote:

> I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 server. I would like to use Upstart to run a
> service. I placed a config in /etc/init just like all the websites
> say. I've looked at a lot of them. Once the file is there I should be
> able to run initctl start job...
> All I get is "Unknown job"... How do I get Upstart to see my new job?

Which config did you make, and where? I'm pretty sure that update-rc.d
still does for upstart what it did for sysV init. I'm not sure, though
precisely what that is with upstart.


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