Startup Configuration (systemd)

To run Pontoon at startup, you will have to install a systemd service unit file and to enable it.

We provide a ready to use service unit in the debian/ folder, so you just have to copy it:

cp /opt/pontoon/current/debian/pontoon.service /etc/systemd/system/


If you installed Pontoon in at a custom location or if your virtualenv is not named __env__, you will have to modify this unit.

You can now enable this unit to allow it to be run at startup:

systemctl enable pontoon

And you can start Pontoon now by running the following command:

systemctl start pontoon

Finally, you can check it works using the following command:

systemctl status pontoon

If everything is OK, it should display something similar to this:

● pontoon.service - Pontoon
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/pontoon.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2021-03-22 17:46:43 CET; 48s ago
 Main PID: 2362 (gunicorn)
    Tasks: 2 (limit: 1150)
   Memory: 63.7M