[GRLUG] Can't get mongod service to work in Ubuntu

Dave Brondsema dave at brondsema.net
Tue Dec 16 17:40:35 EST 2014

On 12/16/14 5:20 PM, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> At 16:15 12/16/2014, Dave Brondsema wrote:
>> In Ubuntu I can't seem to get a standard mongod service to run.  I've installed
>> it according to
>> http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/
> First, what shows up the system logs (or MongoDB logs)?

They're empty.

> Next many DBs require initial setup (a la MySQL), .. have not used MongoDB
> myself but that would be a good place to look.

I'm running inside Docker and it looks like that is the issue.  They way docker
runs apparently isn't compatible with upstart and other services like you'd
expect in a full machine, so Docker evidently nullifies /sbin/initctl  Not sure
the proper way run mongo in docker yet, but at least I have a clue about what
I'm seeing now.

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