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Old 04-28-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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init on boot programs that need env vars


I am trying to get xtide to run on boot so i added the following commands to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file

export HFILE_PATH=/usr/local/share/harmonics.tcd
xttpd 8080

This then makes xtide fail silently on startup with the error in the syslog

XTide Fatal Error: NOHOMEDIR The environment variable HOME is not set.


Why is the environment variable not set yet? Where should i be initialisng xttpd if not here?

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:20 AM   #2
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You should probably create an init script and have it launch after most other init scripts. Or perhaps it is just dependent on the $HOME variable because it is expected to be run as a user?


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Old 04-29-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
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Apparently that script is run last (according to the system V setup notes i read, and what i saw on my system) but ur second answer sounds good. Is the HOME var not set to something for root? How do i do that? Isit safe just to export home as some dir i want to?

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Old 04-29-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
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Well you could try on the command line before putting it in a script. Something like HOME=/home/test xttpd 8080, perhaps? It might be wise to create a test user for stuff like this...


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