Service not starting after boot

  • Posted May 10, 2014

Hello all,

I recently hired a VPS Server here to mess around with since I know little of this stuff. Now, I am trying to start a Dart script when the server boots, but it’s not working for some reason.

I created a service under /etc/init.d using a template I found online:




Provides: dartserver

Required-Start: $all

Required-Stop: $all

Default-Start: 2 3 4 5

Default-Stop: 0 1 6

Short-Description: Short script description

Description: Longer script description.


case “$1” in start) echo “Starting dartserver” dart /home/jash/development/dartServer/bin/dartserver.dart ;; stop) echo “Stopping dartserver” killall dart killall dartserver ;; *) echo “Usage: /etc/init.d/dartserver start|stop” exit 1 ;; esac

exit 0

The service works: I can start it with “service dartserver start”

Then, when I run “update-rc.d -n dartserver defaults”, this is the output:

Can anyone see if I am doing something wrong? Thanks!!


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Hi Peter! <br> <br>The “-n” basically means you are doing a dryrun. It’s showing you what it would do without doing anything. From “man update-rc.d”: <br> <br><pre> <br> -n Don’t do anything, just show what we would do. <br></pre> <br> <br>So just run: <br> <br><pre> <br>update-rc.d dartserver defaults <br></pre>