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Service script for dashing. Update DASHING_DIR variable, add this file to /etc/init.d/ , chmod to 755, and let update rc.d with $ sudo update-rc.d dashboard defaults This scripts stops the dashing service with "killall thin" which will kill all thin services running on your server.
#!/bin/bash
# Dashing service
# Add this file to /etc/init.d/
# $ sudo cp dashboard /etc/init.d/
# Update variables DASHING_DIR, GEM_HOME, & PATH to suit your installation
# $ sudo nano /etc/init.d/dashboard
# Make executable
# $ sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/dashboard
# Update rc.d
# $ sudo update-rc.d dashboard defaults
# Dashboard will start at boot. Check out the boot log for trouble shooting "/var/log/boot.log"
# USAGE: start|stop|status|logs
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: dashboard
# Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop: $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: Start daemon at boot time
# Description: Enable service provided by daemon.
### END INIT INFO
# Gregology <greg@gho.st>
# https://gist.github.com/gregology/5313326
# Based on Faraz Haider's LifeRay Startup Service script
# https://gist.github.com/haiderfaraz/2773431
DASHING_DIR=/path/to/dashboard/
GEM_HOME=/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
case "$1" in
start)
echo "Starting Dashing."
cd $DASHING_DIR; dashing start -d
;;
stop)
echo "Stopping Dashing."
killall thin
;;
logs)
echo "See the logs of the Dashing."
tail -f $DASHING_DIR'log/thin.log'
;;
status)
# Check to see if the process is running
ps aux|grep -i dashing
;;
*)
echo "Dashing"
echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|logs}"
exit 1
esac
exit 0
@absoutherland-zz
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absoutherland-zz commented Nov 19, 2013

you might try 'rvm repair wrappers', fixed it for me.

Also, I used some of the init scripts in here thus far to write:

https://gist.github.com/absoutherland/7554137

has a restart command, isnt dependent on start-stop-daemons, and the stop command isn't a killall

@dydys4444
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dydys4444 commented Sep 30, 2014

Hi everyone

Thanks for your jobs, this is really what I needed !

I just have a problem with history.yml. It seems it stops filling when I use the script. This problem has been described by another person: Shopify/dashing#244. The problem seems to be related to -d option on start.

Has anyone an idea on how to keep that file filling?

Thanks for your help

@emanuelstanciu
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emanuelstanciu commented Jun 9, 2015

I have another issue.. the script works fine when I run it from the terminal
however, as part of the init.d startup, it doesn't work..
so, if I do sudo service dashing start or sudo /etc/init.d/dashing start, I can successfully start the service
however, it doesn't start as part of the boot.. this is what I see in the boot.log file:
^[[31mbundler: command not found: thin^[[0m
^[[33mInstall missing gem executables with bundle install^[[0m
...done.

And it simply fails to start.. very frustrating, I look in every place to see why this is happening, without luck. I run this on an Ubuntu 14.04 OS.
If anyone can help, please let me know your thoughts on this issue.

@zwergengott
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zwergengott commented Jan 11, 2016

How can I reverse it, so that it boots to the desktop again?

@dtburrows
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dtburrows commented Aug 24, 2016

I was able to fix the "mbundler: command not found: thin" problem @Ariestar mentions above by adding the following Path variable to the @plytro bash script on the line after GEM_HOME:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin

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dannyhw commented Oct 24, 2016

Plytros version worked for me, except for the status command which doesn't work.

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