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Month: January 2009

daemontools svscanboot & Ubuntu Server 8.10

If you just installed a brand new Ubuntu 8.10 server and tried to run daemontools the Debian Way (apt-get install daemontools daemontools-run), you, just like me, realized that there is no more /etc/inittab. Since Edgy Eft that someone decided that inittab should be deprecated in favor of a thing called Upstart. So, the best you can do is to remove the daemontools-run package: # apt-get remove daemontools-run Create a new file on /etc/event.d/svscanboot with: # svscanboot # start on runlevel 2 start on runlevel 3 start on runlevel 4 start on runlevel 5 stop on runlevel 0 stop on runlevel 1 stop on runlevel 6 respawn exec /usr/bin/svscanboot Create /etc/service directory and start the service with: # mkdir /etc/service ; initctl start svscanboot That’s it. You should have svscanboot started, together with svscan and readproctitle.

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