Starting riak with init.d-script on Debian 8 fails

Karsten Hauser kl.hauser at
Mon Feb 23 07:07:37 EST 2015

Hi Ildar,

Indeed, but I have integrated riak into my puppet configuration to simplify our deployment. There the init.d-script will be called automatically. So just calling “riak start” doesn’t work for me..


From: Ildar Alishev [mailto:ildaralishev at]
Sent: Montag, 23. Februar 2015 11:14
To: Karsten Hauser
Cc: riak-users at
Subject: Re: Starting riak with init.d-script on Debian 8 fails

Hi Karsten,

If Riak start works fine without init.d than it is great. It means that it is working, it is just in another directory.

23 февр. 2015 г., в 13:12, Karsten Hauser <kl.hauser at<mailto:kl.hauser at>> написал(а):

Hi together,

when I try to start my riak installation with the init-script, I run into the following error message:

•         root at unity-backend-dev:~# /etc/init.d/riak start
•         [....] Starting riak (via systemctl): riak.serviceFailed to start riak.service: Unit riak.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
•         failed!

So “riak.service” seems to be missing, but I don’t know where.

My system is “Debian GNU/Linux 8” and I have installed “riak_2.0.4-1_amd64.deb”.

“riak start” without init.d-script just works well.

Can somebody please help me with this?

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