Re: [vserver] Ubuntu 10.4.4, cron and upstart

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Sat 17 Mar 2012 - 02:04:54 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 09:09:36AM -0600, Dan Urist wrote:
> FWIW, I've found upstart to be utterly unreliable in ubuntu
> 10.04 vservers (running under Debian lenny and squeeze). I've
> tried the recommendations in the wiki; sometimes services
> start, sometimes they don't. I've seen this especially with
> cron.

> Since I'm managing the vservers with puppet, I'm using it to
> distribute real sysv-init scripts (stolen from debian) for
> the few system daemons that need to run, like cron. At least
> upstart is pretty reliable for running the sysv-init stuff.
> It's a crappy solution, but it works for me. I'm hoping things
> get better in the next Ubuntu LTS release.

if you already have sysv-init scripts, what's the point of
running upstart? I mean, don't get me wrong but the sysv
init style should do perfectly fine with any sysv-init
scripts without the need for an actual init process ...


> --
> Dan Urist
> 303-497-2459
Received on Sat Mar 17 02:05:04 2012

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