Pid filename incorrect and -j not allowed with 4.1 and ubuntu

Bert Hekman demontpx at
Fri Mar 18 16:09:27 CET 2016


I figured out where I could make a pull request to to fix my issues on

It seems that the first issue with the pidfile was already noticed by
someone else and they've made a pull request here:

I've made a pull request which fixes my second issue with the argument

If they could be looked at, that would be sweet :)

Bert Hekman

2016-03-17 11:56 GMT+01:00 Bert Hekman <demontpx at>:

> Hi,
> I've just installed varnish 4.1 on a ubuntu trusty server and noticed two
> issues with the deb package.
> The first is that the pidfile points to /run/.pid. I've found out that
> this filename is generated in /etc/init.d/varnish:
> PIDFILE=/run/$
> $NAME does not seem to be defined.
> The second issue is when I want to use the -j argument. I should be able
> to configure this in /etc/default/varnish in the DAEMON_OPTS variable. But
> when I start the daemon, it fails with the following message:
>  * Starting HTTP accelerator varnish
> Error: -j must be the first argument
> When I put the -j argument as the first argument in the DAEMON_OPTS, it
> still fails. This is because in /etc/init.d/varnish "-P ${PIDFILE}" comes
> before "${DAEMON_OPTS}"
> Cheers,
> Bert Hekman
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