[rabbitmq-discuss] Using init.d vs upstart script on EC2 image

Richard Heycock rgh at topikality.com
Sat Jul 17 05:33:20 BST 2010

Excerpts from Marek Majkowski's message of 2010-07-17 02:22:19 +1000:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 17:05, Reza Lotun <rlotun at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Do you think our main ubuntu package should also use upstart,
> >> or is it only relevant for EC2?
> >
> > I don't see any reason why not. Whether it's EC2 or your laptop,
> > process respawning (and all the other advantages of upstart) would be
> > useful.
> >
> >> Is it compatible with debian?
> >
> > I believe debian is planning on switching to upstart
> > (http://lwn.net/Articles/351013/) - or at least they were as of
> > September 2009. I don't know what the current status is though.
> Great. I created a bug for that. We still want to have a single .deb package
> for both debian and ubuntu, and supporting two different start mechanisms
> (upstart vs init) might be troublesome. But we'll do whatever possible.
> Thanks again.
> Marek

I'm not sure it's a good idea re. Debian at the moment as whilst they
have announced that they intend to move to upstart work is moving very
slowly and is not looking likely any time soon; certainly not for

In addition to this there is a fair amount of noise about systemd and
there is a bit of push by some for it to become the Debian standard
though it is no means clear at this stage which way they will go.

A couple of urls.

  The original (and long) announcement:

  A shorter LWN article with lots of (good) comments:

Richard Heycock


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