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Old 12-09-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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/etc/init.d running at boot time


Hello All

Quick (potentially) dumb question:

On slackware if I put a file in /etc/rc.d (as root) and make it executable, it will run next time I boot.

Sadly I don't have the luxury of Slackware at my disposal :P so I'm trying to get the same thing out of Mandrake.

I've got the choice of putting a script in /etc/init.d/ a la the rc.d option, BUT I'm not sure that will work, OR i can modify the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and be reasonably certain it will work.

PROBLEM is:
1) i don't want to reboot the production server to verify my hunch, and
2) I'm not sure what the better solution is.

What is the ideal MDK solution?

Thanks for any insight - Google doesn't seem to like me tonight
 
Old 12-10-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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MDK use system V style init. So first create a system V init script(which must accept "start|stop|restart" argument), make it executable, put it in /etc/init.d directory, cd to /etc/rcN.d (where N is your system's default runlevel), make a symlink point to the scripts in the /etc/init.d, give it a Snn prefix, S short for start, means service is to be started when system enters that runlevel, nn is two digit number specify the order to run the script, 01 first, 99 last.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 03:15 AM   #3
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Sold! to the man with the clue.

Thanks for that, I'll give it a go - never understood how that all fit together
 
  


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