A caplet that will run a capsule as a daemon
Java
Latest commit a9323d3 Apr 8, 2016 @pron pron Prepare release 0.2.0
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
src/main 🐛 Make explicit limitation #11 Feb 28, 2016
.gitignore Support Unix/jsvc Aug 27, 2015
README.md Prepare release 0.2.0 Apr 8, 2016
build.gradle Prepare release 0.2.0 Apr 8, 2016

README.md

Capsule Daemon

A caplet that runs a Java capsule as a Unix service through jsvc and as a Windows service through procrun.

NOTE: currently capsule-daemon doesn't support Application-Script capsules.

Requirements

In addition to Capsule's, only if the platform is not Windows, Linux 64 bit nor Mac OS X then jsvc must be correctly installed locally.

Usage

The Gradle-style dependency you need to embed in your Capsule JAR, which you can generate with the tool you prefer (f.e. with plain Maven/Gradle as in Photon and capsule-gui-demo or higher-level Capsule build plugins), is co.paralleluniverse:capsule-daemon:0.2.0. Also include the caplet class in your Capsule manifest, for example:

    Caplets: MavenCapsule DaemonCapsule

capsule-daemon can also be run as a wrapper capsule without embedding it:

$ java -Dcapsule.log=verbose -jar capsule-daemon-0.2.0.jar my-capsule.jar my-capsule-arg1 ...

It can be both run against (or embedded in) plain (e.g. "fat") capsules and Maven-based ones.

Additional Capsule manifest entries

The following additional manifest entries and system properties can be used to customize capsule-daemon's behaviour (see the jsvc docs and the procrun docs for further details):

  • Both Unix and Windows:
    • Manifest entries:
      • Daemon-Start-Class: class containing the start method (default: app's main).
      • Daemon-Start-Method: static String[] -> void service start method short name run as the specified, if any (default: app's main).
      • Daemon-Stop-Class: class containing the stop method (default: none).
      • Daemon-Stop-Method: static String[] -> void service stop method short name run as the specified, if any (default: none).
      • Daemon-User: the username under which the service will run. The capsule.daemon.user system property can override it.
      • Daemon-Cwd: working directory of start/stop (default: / on Unix). The capsule.daemon.cwd system property can override it.
      • Daemon-Stdout-File: stdout (default: /dev/null on Unix, <logpath>/service-stdout.YEAR-MONTH-DAY.log on Windows). The capsule.daemon.stdoutFile system property can override it.
      • Daemon-Stderr-File: stdout (default: /dev/null on Unix, <logpath>/service-stderr.YEAR-MONTH-DAY.log on Windows). . The capsule.daemon.stderrFile system property can override it.
      • Daemon-PID-File: PID file (default: /var/run/<appid>.pid on Unix, <logpath>/<appid>.pid on Windows). The capsule.daemon.pidFile system property can override it.
    • System properties:
      • capsule.daemon.stop: if true or barely present will stop a running service rather than starting one.
  • Only Unix:
    • System properties:
      • capsule.daemon.checkOnly: jsvc check run, won't start the service.
      • capsule.daemon.debug: turn on debug jsvc logging.
      • capsule.daemon.verbose: turn on verbose jsvc logging.
      • capsule.daemon.jsvc: specifies the pathname of a system-installed jsvc command to be used instead of the one provided by capsule-daemon.
    • Manifest entries:
      • Init-Class: class containing the init method (default: none).
      • Init-Method: static String[] -> String[] service initialization method, it will be run as root; the return value will be passed to the Start method (default: none).
      • Destroy-Class: class containing the destroy method (default: none).
      • Destroy-Method: static void -> void cleanup method, it will be run as root (default: none).
      • No-Detach: don't detach from the parent process. The capsule.daemon.noDetach system property can override it.
      • Keep-Stdin: don't redirect the standard input to /dev/null. The capsule.daemon.keepStdin system property can override it.
      • Wait-Secs: Wait seconds for service readiness, must be multiple of 10. The capsule.daemon.waitSecs system property can override it.
  • Only Windows
    • Daemon-Password: the password of the user under which the service will run (default: none). The capsule.daemon.password system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Java-Exec-User: the password of the user that will execute the final Java process (default: none). The capsule.daemon.javaExecUser system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Java-Exec-Password: the password of the user that will execute the final Java process (default: none). The capsule.daemon.javaExecPassword system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Service-Name: the service internal name (default: app ID). The capsule.daemon.serviceName system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Display-Name: the service display name (default: app ID). The capsule.daemon.displayName system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Description: the service description (default: app ID). The capsule.daemon.description system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Startup: the service startup mode, either auto or manual (default: manual). The capsule.daemon.startup system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Type: the service type, it can be interactive (default: none). The capsule.daemon.type system property can override it.
    • Daemon-DependsOn: the list of service dependencies (default: none). The capsule.daemon.dependsOn system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Stop-Params: the list of service stop parameters (default: none). The capsule.daemon.stopParams system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Stop-Timeout: service stop timeout in seconds (default: none). The capsule.daemon.stopTimeout system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Log-Path: the log path (default: %SystemRoot%\System32\LogFiles\Apache). The capsule.daemon.logPath system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Log-Prefix: the log prefix (default: app ID). The capsule.daemon.logPrefix system property can override it.
    • Daemon-Log-Level: the log level between error, info, warn and debug (default: info). The capsule.daemon.logLevel system property can override it.

Notes

  • jsvc with default settings (due to the default PID file location) and procrun in any case (for service installation, uninstallation and upgrade) require resp. root and administrative privileges.
  • Launch, Java and service execution users must all be able to access the same Capsule's cache directory. You can set it to a commonly accessible location (for example in /tmp/capsule) through the CAPSULE_CACHE_DIR environment variable.

License

Copyright (c) 2015, Parallel Universe Software Co. and Contributors. All rights reserved.

This program and the accompanying materials are licensed under the terms
of the Eclipse Public License v1.0 as published by the Eclipse Foundation.

    http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html