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Trying to follow tutorial "The Upstart Event System" but my service doesn't start

I’m trying to follow the The Upstart Event System article, but when I start my service manually, I get:

Failed to start testjob.service: Unit testjob.service not found

My script looks like this:

description "A test job file for experimenting with Upstart"
author "elkdanger"

start on runlevel [2345]

echo Test Job ran at `date` >> /var/log/testjob.log

I’ve run init-checkconf on it and the syntax is reported as being ok. Any ideas?

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Accepted Answer

As of 16.04 upstart scripts are no longer supported by default on Ubuntu. 16.04 uses systemd.