Question

(Rocket.Chat Tutorial) Can't get forever-service working

I’ve been following this tutorial for getting Rocket.Chat running and the only problem I have is getting rocket.chat as a service.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-configure-and-deploy-rocket-chat-on-ubuntu-14-04

This is the command I entered into the terminal. I made sure I was in the /Rocket.Chat directory.

sudo forever-service install -s main.js -e "ROOT_URL=https://xxx/ MONGO_URL=mongodb://localhost:27017/rocketchat PORT=3000" rocketchat

(I x’d out the domain name because I don’t want it public.)

After I run that command I get this:

forever-service version 0.5.9

Platform - Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
runuserpath not found
 Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/rocketchat ...
   /etc/rc0.d/K20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc1.d/K20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc6.d/K20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc2.d/S20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc3.d/S20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc4.d/S20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
   /etc/rc5.d/S20rocketchat -> ../init.d/rocketchat
rocketchat provisioned successfully

Commands to interact with service rocketchat
Start   - "sudo service rocketchat start"
Stop    - "sudo service rocketchat stop"
Status  - "sudo service rocketchat status"
Restart - "sudo service rocketchat restart"

After that I ran this command:

sudo service rocketchat start

And this is the output I get:

Starting rocketchat

When I go to my Rocket Chat url, it isn’t running at all. If I stop the service and run “node main.js” in /Rocket.Chat the service will run normally.

Does anyone know what the problem is? Thank you!

Subscribe
Share

Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.