Setting up jupyter notebook server as service in Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1: Verify the jupyter notebook location:

$ ll /home/avkash/.local/bin/jupyter-notebook
-rwxrwxr-x 1 avkash avkash 222 Jun 4 10:00 /home/avkash/.local/bin/jupyter-notebook*

Step 2: Configure your jupyter notebook with password and ip address as needed and make sure where it exist. We will use this file as configuration for jupyter as service.

jupyter config: /home/avkash/.jupyter/

Step 3: Create a file name jupyter.service as below and save it into /usr/lib/systemd/system/ folder.

$ cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/jupyter.service
Description=Jupyter Notebook

# Step 1 and Step 2 details are here..
# ------------------------------------
ExecStart=/home/avkash/.local/bin/jupyter-notebook --config=/home/avkash/.jupyter/


Step 4: Now enabled the service as below:

$ sudo systemctl enable jupyter.service

Step 5: Now enabled the service as below:

$ sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Step 6: Now enabled the service as below:

$ sudo systemctl restart jupyter.service

The service is started now. You can test it as below:

$ systemctl -a | grep jupyter
 jupyter.service      loaded active running Jupyter Notebook

Thats it, enjoy!!




Upgrading Pycrypto using pip in Ubuntu

Here are the steps to upgrade pycrypto library in ubuntu machine:

Step 1: check pycrypto version

ubuntu@ip-***:~$ pip show pycrypto

Name: pycrypto
Version: 2.4.1
Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

Note: If you dont have pip working try installing 

$ sudo apt-get install python-devel

$ easy_install pip


Step 2: upgrade pycrypto using pip

ubuntu@ip-10-254-71-179:~$ pip install –upgrade pycrypto

Downloading/unpacking pycrypto from
Downloading pycrypto-2.6.tar.gz (443kB): 443kB downloaded
Running egg_info for package pycrypto

Installing collected packages: pycrypto
Found existing installation: pycrypto 2.4.1
Uninstalling pycrypto:


Successfully installed pycrypto
Cleaning up…


Step 3: Verifying the upgrade

ubuntu@ip-10-254-71-179:~$ pip show pycrypto

Name: pycrypto
Version: 2.6
Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages