Running Github's Hubot as Upstart job

In this post I just want to explain how to run Github’s Hubot automatically using Ubuntu.

You should read my previous article as I won’t repeat the whole process about user creation, Node.js install, etc. here.

Hubot is really easy to install. The only hard part is launching it automatically at boot or after a crash. I used to do this manually but you can have the same result by putting the following in /etc/init/hubot.conf:

description "Simple Hubot instance"
author "Antoine Albertelli"

start on (filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=lo)
stop on runlevel [!2345]

setuid node
setgid node

# Those are settings specific to my adapter, configure your environment accordingly
env HUBOT_LCB_ROOMS=room1,room2

# Path to hubot installation
chdir /home/node/zivibot

exec bin/hubot --adapter lets-chat --name "zivibot"