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

August 23, 2016 3.3k views
DigitalOcean Articles Ubuntu 16.04

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?

1 Answer

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

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