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Old 04-14-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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How to set a program to automatically start


Yes I know its an easy one, but hey I'm a noob.

Alright I have created a webserver and its running good (aside from having samba problems I can't figure out) The question I have is regarding setting up Apache, MySQL and VSFTPD to automatically startup once the system reboots. I was curious how I do this. Do I have to edit a file or is there an easy command that I just use on the command line to run. I'm not sure if I have to edit somethign in inetd or rc.local.

Can someone help me out?

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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u can make a script and put that in /etc/init.d

or put the command directly in rc.local

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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OK So lets say I want to start Apache. Usually I would type "/usr/local/bin/apache2/bin/apachectl start". So in my rc.local file I would add a new line with "/usr/local/bin/apache2/bin/apachectl start"?

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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yes that would do but i still recommend that u make a script for that with help from other scripts there


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Old 04-14-2005, 09:52 PM   #5
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What distribution are you using? If you are using the apache, mysql or ftp that came with the distribution, there are tools to automatically do this for you.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 10:57 PM   #6
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if the binary for apache is here
usr/local/bin/apache2/bin/apachectl
then i think he has built that from source so he can make some scripts on his own and put that in the runlevel,with help from the readymade scripts

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Old 04-15-2005, 08:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies

I am using Whitebox and I installed MySQL, Apache and PHP from source.

But I am also asking this because I have various other applications I want to run at startup.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:10 PM   #8
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Cant you just add paths to the executables in inittab
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:20 PM   #9
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Cant you just add paths to the executables in inittab
i do not think that will be a good idea...

rc.local is a good option instead of inittab and i do not know if u can run programs from inittab

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