[Neo4j] Can't install server as a service on Amazon EC2 Linux

Aseem Kishore aseem.kishore at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 08:07:03 CET 2011

Sorry, should have mentioned that I made sure to do sudo, and sudo works
for other commands just fine.


On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 11:06 PM, Aseem Kishore <aseem.kishore at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm new to Amazon EC2. I launched a new "Amazon Linux" (the basic, default
> image) instance, installed Neo4j on it, and tried to follow the
> instructions here:
> http://docs.neo4j.org/chunked/stable/server-installation.html#_linux_service
> Unfortunately, running `neo4j install` (as well as `neo4j remove`, and
> regardless of which user I specify or whether that user already exists or
> not) always results in this error:
>  *update-rc.d: Command not found.*
> I'm looking into some ways to run startup scripts on EC2, but I'm not sure
> what the pros/cons are to starting Neo4j manually via a script vs. as a
> formal "service".
> But just FYI -- can't install Neo4j as a service following the official
> instructions on EC2 Amazon Linux. Help appreciated. Thanks!
> Aseem

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