On Debian-based distributions, such as Ubuntu, you can install Hudson through
apt-get. See http://jenkins-ci.org/debian/ for the instruction. Recent versions are available in an experimental apt repository , please see this post for further details. Note that you need the package daemon using sudo apt-get install daemon.
What does this package do?
- Hudson will be launched as a daemon up on start. See
/etc/init.d/hudsonfor more details.
- The 'hudson' user is created to run this service.
- Log file will be placed in
/var/log/hudson/hudson.log. Check this file if you are troubleshooting Hudson.
/etc/default/hudsonwill capture configuration parameters for the launch.