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description "Bitcoin Core Daemon"
start on runlevel [2345]
stop on starting rc RUNLEVEL=[016]
env BITCOIND_BIN="/usr/bin/bitcoind"
env BITCOIND_USER="bitcoin"
env BITCOIND_GROUP="bitcoin"
env BITCOIND_PIDDIR="/var/run/bitcoind"
# upstart can't handle variables constructed with other variables
env BITCOIND_PIDFILE="/var/run/bitcoind/bitcoind.pid"
env BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE="/etc/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf"
env BITCOIND_DATADIR="/var/lib/bitcoind"
expect fork
respawn
respawn limit 5 120
kill timeout 60
pre-start script
# this will catch non-existent config files
# bitcoind will check and exit with this very warning, but it can do so
# long after forking, leaving upstart to think everything started fine.
# since this is a commonly encountered case on install, just check and
# warn here.
if ! grep -qs '^rpcpassword=' "$BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE" ; then
echo "ERROR: You must set a secure rpcpassword to run bitcoind."
echo "The setting must appear in $BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE"
echo
echo "This password is security critical to securing wallets "
echo "and must not be the same as the rpcuser setting."
echo "You can generate a suitable random password using the following "
echo "command from the shell:"
echo
echo "bash -c 'tr -dc a-zA-Z0-9 < /dev/urandom | head -c32 && echo'"
echo
echo "It is recommended that you also set alertnotify so you are "
echo "notified of problems:"
echo
echo "ie: alertnotify=echo %%s | mail -s \"Bitcoin Alert\"" \
"admin@foo.com"
echo
exit 1
fi
mkdir -p "$BITCOIND_PIDDIR"
chmod 0755 "$BITCOIND_PIDDIR"
chown $BITCOIND_USER:$BITCOIND_GROUP "$BITCOIND_PIDDIR"
chown $BITCOIND_USER:$BITCOIND_GROUP "$BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE"
chmod 0660 "$BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE"
end script
exec start-stop-daemon \
--start \
--pidfile "$BITCOIND_PIDFILE" \
--chuid $BITCOIND_USER:$BITCOIND_GROUP \
--exec "$BITCOIND_BIN" \
-- \
-pid="$BITCOIND_PIDFILE" \
-conf="$BITCOIND_CONFIGFILE" \
-datadir="$BITCOIND_DATADIR" \
-disablewallet \
-daemon