Monday, August 26, 2013

Rails/ PHP : Ubuntu : Add autostart on system boot

There is never a thought of starting an application if working in PHP.
But for one of the project we were using node.js and if the PC gets restarted we have to manually start the node.js.

I have done this before for my local rails application previously( and applied the same for this issue.

First added .conf file
sudo gedit /etc/init/run_nodejs.conf
This will open default editor with new file called run_nodejs.conf
Now add following text to the file
description "Run Node JS"

start on (net-device-up and local-filesystems)
stop on runlevel [016]
chdir /path_to_nodejs

setuid user_name  # set to the user, which should run the app
exec sudo -u user_name  "/path_to_nodejs/"

## give up if I respawn 3 times in 60 seconds...
respawn limit 3 60
Now create 1 .sh file named at location /path_to_nodejs.

and in add following commands, to start node js services.

Also give permissions to the file as chmod +x to make is executable.
and then just check with (.conf file name for following command)
sudo start run_nodejs
You can also restart and stop the service.

As I mentioned I have done this for rails application.
But had 1 issue. By default I have 1.9.3 ruby version for other projects and for only local project I am using 2.0.0.

In I have added following code
source "/home/supriya/.rvm/scripts/rvm"
source ".rvmrc" 

rvm use 2.0.0
rails s # -p port_u_want -e env_u_want
So with these commands after starting my pc I get my local demoapp project always running with 2.0.0 and no worries about the default gemset.
And while working on project I can run log with if any error checking
sudo tail -f /var/log/upstart/demoapp.log

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