[Nut-upsuser] FSD sequence not working on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ivan Adzhubey iadzhubey at rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Tue Jul 12 21:27:24 UTC 2016


I have recently installed NUT on a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 
(64-bit) system, connected via USB cable to APC Smart-UPS 1500 (SMT model). I 
am trying to make this configuration work for automatic shutdown/restart but it 
seems that it completely ignores /etc/killpower presence. I know the APC SMT 
models are problematic but it looks like I could not even make the simplest 
test work, so it is likely initscripts issue and not the driver/UPS.

"upsmon -c fsd" would just initiate normal full shutdown sequence (e.g. 
exactly the same as "shutdown -h +0") with the system brought to full poweroff 
while UPS still keeps load powered. Obviously, this never restarts the system 

Note, I am currently running NUT installed from Rodney Dawes "System Tools" 
PPA since the standard 16.04 repository has a fairly old version (2.7.2):


However, upgrading to this PPA build did not have any effect on the incorrect 
shutdown sequence issue.

I was wondering if anyone can confirm a working NUT configuration on Ubuntu 
16.04 LTS. So far, I am pretty sure this is Ubuntu bug, not the NUT one but I 
might be wrong, of course. Would be nice to have some feedback from others.

My NUT components configuration and the UPS status/variables dump are available 
on request.

Thank you,

Ivan Adzhubey, Ph.D.
Division of Genetics, Dept of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Room 0464C
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
tel.: (617) 525-4728
fax:  (617) 525-4705
web: http://genetics.bwh.harvard.edu/wiki/sunyaevlab/

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