Ubuntu 12.04 updater start/stop script Howto

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Ubuntu 12.04 updater start/stop script Howto

Postby johannes » 17 Jun 2013, 22:11

This is a quick howto. This works for me. I'm using a ubuntu 12.04 server instance and I wanted to have an easy upstart start/stop script

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Apache2, php5

After installation of tt-rss create a user:

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adduser ttrssuser

Test if your user has the rights to run the updater:

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su ttrssuser
cd /<your-web-root>/tt-rss/
php ./update.php --daemon

Repair all rights:

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create ttrss.conf file in /etc/init/

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vi /etc/init/ttrss.conf

Paste following code into that file:

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description "tt-rss_updater"
author      "johannes"

start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up)
stop on runlevel [!2345]

respawn limit 99 5

chdir /var/www/tt-rss

    # We found $HOME is needed. Without it, we ran into problems
    export HOME="/home/ttrssuser"
    exec sudo -u ttrssuser /usr/bin/php ./update.php --daemon 2>&1 >> /var/log/ttrssupdater.log
end script

post-start script
    echo "tt-rss updater has started!"
end script

make file executable

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chmod +x  /etc/init/ttrss.conf

Now you can start your daemon like this

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service ttrss start

Hope this helps, someone.

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