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Old 01-19-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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How to run a script at system startup?


I have a script file (for starting a service) that I would like the system to run when it boots. What should I do to achieve that?

My Linux box is Debian Sarge.

Thank you!
 
Old 01-19-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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Here's my notes on using my firewall script for Debian based systems like Knoppix or Feather:

Save the firewall script as /etc/init.d/firewall.

Important: Set the permissions for root to read, write and exec. Also, read and exec for group and others.

Something like chmod 755 /etc/init.d/firewall aught to do it.

Type: update-rc.d firewall defaults 99
 
Old 01-19-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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Thanks horney! It works!
 
Old 01-20-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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You're welcome!
 
Old 01-20-2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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If this is a service that you want to always be running, i.e., if it dies or you inadvertantly kill it, you want it automatically restarted, investigate starting it in /etc/inittab using "respawn". inittab is generally used to start system level things, but you can certainly use it for your own higher level stuff if it fits your needs.

Example: I run MythTV and I always want the backend to be running: So in my /etc/inittab:
Code:
# MythTV Backend
mt:2345:respawn:/bin/su - mythtv "/usr/local/bin/mythbackend -l /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend"
 
  


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