Upstart: unrecognized service (CentOS 6.4)


I have created an upstart service from this gist. I put it into:

[andrey@vm01 ~]$ ll /etc/init/play.conf
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1255 Dec  1 20:50 /etc/init/play.conf

I also installed upstart, as it was missing on my system:

sudo yum install upstart

I restarted several times, but I'm still getting this error:

[andrey@vm01 ~]$ sudo service play status
[sudo] password for andrey:
play: unrecognized service

Do you have any ideas why?

Best Answer

I don't know the reason for this, but the problem was with the name of the command line tool which in my distribution is 'initctl'. The following version works fine:

sudo initctl status play