Yellowfin Linux Service

Ryan Carrie shared this idea 6 years ago
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Can we add the ability to create a Linux service during installation of Yellowfin?

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I've logged this Idea for review by our Development Team.

In the meantime, it's possible to easily create a service file for systemd post-installation.

I've attached an example service file to this post, with the following content:


Note that this must be adapted for your environment prior to using this file.

User=yellowfin - In my case the Yellowfin installation is owned by the user yellowfin (for more information on this visit my Linux installation article). Update this according to your environment.

WorkingDirectory=/opt/Yellowfin - This must be the path to the Yellowfin Installation. Also make sure ExectStart and ExecStop reflect this value.

Place this service file under /etc/systemd/system/

After doing so, you can enable the service (so that it starts on boot) with

sudo systemctl enable yellowfin
and you can start the service with

sudo systemctl start yellowfin
We'll keep this post updated with further information regarding whether this is chosen to be included as a feature of the installer.



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