Statsd installation on Ubuntu 14.04 issue. Unable to start service

  • Posted on September 17, 2014
  • vaanderalAsked by vaanderal

I’m a relative newbie to running ubuntu, but I have followed along with Justin Ellingwood’s fantastic tutorials for getting graphite and statsd setup to run on Ubuntu 14.04. (

I have completed the installation of statsd as per the tute, but I cannot get the service to start! Whenever I run sudo service statsd start it will say it’s successful and give it a process number, but then I run a sudo service statsd status command it shows the status statsd stop/waiting. Anyone know what I might be able to do to track this issue down?

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Issue was resolved by @xellessprl

It seems that the command

sudo dpkg -i statsd*.deb

does not copy the “servers” folder in our system installation. I do not know if this is the best way to do things in nodejs but the following command solved the problem for me:

just after sudo dpkg -i statsd*.deb


sudo cp -r ~/build/statsd/servers /usr/share/statsd

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