Not so long ago, I wrote about using pkgsrc on Debian GNU/Linux, and assumed you'd start an installed service using rc.d. When I setup the new iMil.net server, I decided to give a try to kvm as it is easier to maintain, has good performances (sometimes better than Xen), nice administration tools, plus NetBSD now has a good VirtIO driver but no PVHVM support yet.
The first thing I do when setting up a Debian Jessie server is getting rid of
systemd, whose philosophy and quality don't match my personnal taste; but in that case, I wanted to use
libvirtd so I could manage my virtual machines with
virt-manager, and as a matter of fact,
libvirtd has a hard dependency on
systemd. There was no escape this time, I had to learn and use it.
nginx installed through pkgsrc, I wrote a
$ cat /etc/systemd/system/nginx.service [Unit] Description=The NGINX HTTP and reverse proxy server After=syslog.target network.target [Service] Type=forking ExecStartPre=/usr/pkg/sbin/nginx -t ExecStart=/usr/pkg/sbin/nginx ExecReload=/usr/pkg/sbin/nginx -s reload ExecStop=/usr/pkg/sbin/nginx -s quit [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Then enabled the
$ sudo systemctl enable nginx
And finally started it:
$ sudo systemctl start nginx
Witness everything went as expected:
$ sudo systemctl status nginx -l ● nginx.service - The NGINX HTTP and reverse proxy server Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/nginx.service; enabled) Active: active (running) since Mon 2016-02-08 11:54:48 CET; 2 weeks 5 days ago Main PID: 23512 (nginx) CGroup: /system.slice/nginx.service ├─11453 nginx: worker proces └─23512 nginx: master process /usr/pkg/sbin/ngin Feb 08 11:54:48 starkiller nginx: nginx: the configuration file /usr/pkg/etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok Feb 08 11:54:48 starkiller nginx: nginx: configuration file /usr/pkg/etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful
Note that this does not prevent from using