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Old 03-24-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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Help recreate trashed /etc/init.d/ file

Total newbie trying to installing ubuntu 8.04 server for the first time. I'm afraid I accidentally overprinted the /etc/init.d/ file (I issued an "echo" command to the wrong file).

Can anyone show me how to recreate it? Or provide it's default contents? I'm unable to resolve hostname issues without being able to run the command:
/etc/init.d/ start
This returns error messages (like "...can't find ...command")

Old 03-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Searching on Google, it looks like it comes from the initscripts package.
Old 03-24-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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so what do I do? I deleted corrupt /etc/init.d/ Tried
apt-get install initscripts
This did not resolve problem. I'm a newbie, so don't assume I know much.
Any suggestions?
Old 03-24-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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I also tried
sudo aptitude reinstall initscripts
Still no /etc/init.d/
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Maybe try purging the package...
sudo apt-get remove initscripts --purge
Then try re-installing.
Old 03-24-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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Bingo! That did it. Thank you SO much.


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