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MJPG-Streamer init/default scripts by Sami Olmari (mirrored from http://pastebin.com/Eu5Cytk1 and http://pastebin.com/QCtC1sLc)
# Configuration for /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer
# The init.d script will only run if this variable non-empty.
MJPG_STREAMER_USER="pi"
# Where mjpg-streamer is installed, this is important!
DAEMON_HOME=/home/pi/mjpg-streamer
# What arguments to pass to mjpg-streamer, here is few examples; You can change them by commenting one and
# uncommenting another:
DAEMON_ARGS='-i "$DAEMON_HOME/input_uvc.so -r SXGA -f 15" -o "$DAEMON_HOME/output_http.so"' # UVC-mode
# DAEMON_ARGS='-i "$DAEMON_HOME/input_uvc.so -y" -o "$DAEMON_HOME/output_http.so"' # YUV-mode
# Umask of files mjpg-streamer generates, Change this to 000 if running mjpg-streamer as its own, separate user
UMASK=022
# Should we run at startup?
RUN_AT_STARTUP="YES"
#!/bin/sh
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: mjpg-streamer
# Required-Start: $local_fs networking
# Required-Stop:
# Should-Start:
# Should-Stop:
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: mjpg-streamer daemon
# Description: Starts the mjpg-streamer daemon with the user specified in
# /etc/default/mjpg-streamer.
### END INIT INFO
# Author: Sami Olmari
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
DESC="mjpg-streamer Daemon"
NAME="mjpg-streamer"
DAEMON=mjpg-streamer
PIDFILE=/var/run/$NAME.pid
PKGNAME=mjpg-streamer
SCRIPTNAME=/etc/init.d/$PKGNAME
# Read configuration variable file if it is present
[ -r /etc/default/$PKGNAME ] && . /etc/default/$PKGNAME
# Exit if the mjpg-streamer is not installed
[ -x "$DAEMON_HOME/$DAEMON" ] || exit 0
# Load the VERBOSE setting and other rcS variables
[ -f /etc/default/rcS ] && . /etc/default/rcS
# Define LSB log_* functions.
# Depend on lsb-base (>= 3.0-6) to ensure that this file is present.
. /lib/lsb/init-functions
if [ -z "$RUN_AT_STARTUP" -o "$RUN_AT_STARTUP" != "YES" ]
then
log_warning_msg "Not starting $PKGNAME, edit /etc/default/$PKGNAME to start it."
exit 0
fi
if [ -z "$MJPG_STREAMER_USER" ]
then
log_warning_msg "Not starting $PKGNAME, MJPG_STREAMER_USER not set in /etc/default/$PKGNAME."
exit 0
fi
#
# Function to verify if a pid is alive
#
is_alive()
{
pid=`cat $1` > /dev/null 2>&1
kill -0 $pid > /dev/null 2>&1
return $?
}
#
# Function that starts the daemon/service
#
do_start()
{
# Return
# 0 if daemon has been started
# 1 if daemon was already running
# 2 if daemon could not be started
is_alive $PIDFILE
RETVAL="$?"
if [ $RETVAL != 0 ]; then
start-stop-daemon --start --background --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --make-pidfile \
--exec $DAEMON_HOME/$DAEMON --chuid $MJPG_STREAMER_USER --user $MJPG_STREAMER_USER --umask $UMASK -- $DAEMON_ARGS
RETVAL="$?"
fi
}
#
# Function that stops the daemon/service
#
do_stop()
{
# Return
# 0 if daemon has been stopped
# 1 if daemon was already stopped
# 2 if daemon could not be stopped
# other if a failure occurred
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --retry=TERM/30/KILL/5 --user $MJPG_STREAMER_USER --pidfile $PIDFILE
RETVAL="$?"
[ "$RETVAL" = "2" ] && return 2
rm -f $PIDFILE
[ "$RETVAL" = "0" ] && return 0 || return 1
}
case "$1" in
start)
[ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_daemon_msg "Starting $DESC" "$NAME"
do_start
case "$?" in
0|1) [ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_end_msg 0 ;;
2) [ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_end_msg 1 ;;
esac
;;
stop)
[ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_daemon_msg "Stopping $DESC" "$NAME"
do_stop
case "$?" in
0|1) [ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_end_msg 0 ;;
2) [ "$VERBOSE" != no ] && log_end_msg 1 ;;
esac
;;
restart)
log_daemon_msg "Restarting $DESC" "$NAME"
do_stop
case "$?" in
0|1)
do_start
case "$?" in
0) log_end_msg 0 ;;
1) log_end_msg 1 ;; # Old process is still running
*) log_end_msg 1 ;; # Failed to start
esac
;;
*)
# Failed to stop
log_end_msg 1
;;
esac
;;
*)
echo "Usage: $SCRIPTNAME {start|stop|restart}" >&2
exit 3
;;
esac
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commented Jan 26, 2014

Hi! I am attempting to use this with my PCDuino to run Octoprint. I am having an issue with getting the mjpg-streamer to start. When I type in sudo /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer start I get the error /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer: 13: /etc/default/mjpg-streamer: /home/ubuntu/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental/input_uvc.so -y: not found mjpg-streamer loads as I have it displaying the details of the output:

MJPG Streamer Version: svn rev: exported o: www-folder-path...: disabled o: HTTP TCP port.....: 8080 o: username:password.: disabled o: commands..........: enabled

I have changed the /default/ file to have the user ubuntu DAEMON_HOME to where it is on my setup. I also had to remove the single quotes from the DAEMON_HOME.

I don't know how to get an init.d file to display the command it is executing so I am not sure if it is calling it write. Do you have any suggestions? It seems as if it is a parsing error with the arguments.

Thanks :)

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commented Feb 22, 2014

pi@octoprint /tmp $ wget https://gist.github.com/foosel/8185988/download

pi@octoprint /tmp $ tar -zxvf download
gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/
gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.default
gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.init
pi@octoprint /tmp $ less gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.init
pi@octoprint /tmp $ cp gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.init /etc/init.d/
cp: cannot create regular file `/etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer.init': Permission denied
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo cp gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.init /etc/init.d/
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo cp gist8185988-162d9f364735b4b9585cb33a58a6e619591bdeb8/mjpg-streamer.default /etc/default/
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo update-rc.d mjpg-streamer defaults
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
update-rc.d: error: unable to read /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo mv /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer.init /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer
pi@octoprint /tmp $ suod me /etc/default/mjpg-streamer.default /etc/default/mjpg-streamer
-bash: suod: command not found
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo mv /etc/default/mjpg-streamer.default /etc/default/mjpg-streamer
pi@octoprint /tmp $ ^C
pi@octoprint /tmp $ sudo update-rc.d mjpg-streamer defaults
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
insserv: script mjpg-streamer is not an executable regular file, skipped!
pi@octoprint /tmp $ cd /home/pi/
Desktop/ mjpg-streamer/ .octoprint/ OctoPrint/ python_games/
pi@octoprint /tmp $ cd /home/pi/mjpg-streamer/
pi@octoprint ~/mjpg-streamer $ cd
.git/ mjpg-streamer-experimental/
pi@octoprint ~/mjpg-streamer $ cd mjpg-streamer-experimental/
pi@octoprint ~/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental $ sudo make install
install --mode=755 mjpg_streamer /usr/local/bin
install --mode=644 input_uvc.so output_file.so output_http.so input_raspicam.so /usr/local/lib/
install --mode=755 -d /usr/local/www
install --mode=644 -D www/* /usr/local/www
pi@octoprint ~/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental $
pi@octoprint ~ $ sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/mjpg-streamer
pi@octoprint ~ $ sudo update-rc.d mjpg-streamer defaults
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing

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commented Aug 3, 2014

I needed to change the quotes in the default file DAEMON_ARGS line to get this to work i.e.:

DAEMON_ARGS="-i $DAEMON_HOME/input_uvc.so -r SXGA -f 15 -o $DAEMON_HOME/output_http.so" # UVC-mode
# DAEMON_ARGS="-i $DAEMON_HOME/input_uvc.so -y -o $DAEMON_HOME/output_http.so" # YUV-mode
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