i just deployed a springboot app 1.4.1.RELEASE on Ubuntu 14.04.5(linode server) but having hard time making it run as service(start, stop, restart). I chanced on http://docs.spring.io/spring-boot/docs/current-SNAPSHOT/reference/html/deployment-install.html#deployment-service but it didn't help. I can't upgrade the Ubuntu server at the moment to a 16.04.1 since other apps are dependent on this version. I desperately need help on this.
I tried running
~$ sudo ln -s /opt/xxxx/xxxx-0.0.1.jar /etc/init.d/xxxx-0.0.1
sudo service myapp start
but got response: xxxx-0.0.1: unrecognized service