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Old 03-20-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Starting services at bootup

Hi there,

can anyone tell me the file that contains a list of programme to load at startup?
Ive installed apache web server, but cant get it to start until my box has booted up, and i physical have to type in httpd

Any help gratefully appreciated
Old 03-20-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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Every distribution has it's own way of arranging the bootscripts which start things up when the system boots. It would help if you could share the secret of which version of linux you're using.
Old 03-20-2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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im using vector linux.
it has its own tool in X that allows you to select which programs to run at startup, however Ive installed apache and mysql now, but they dont appear in the list. i have to manually start them
Old 04-16-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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How to start apache on boot up. I have no gui so I'm going to have to learn this stuff from command line.

Everything I read tells me I should nix the idea of gui on a box to be used as webserver, so here I go...

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In Vector, boot scripts are in /etc/rc.d. If you installed apache and MySQL from Slack/Vector packages then there might be a rc.apache or rc.mysql script in /etc/rc.d. Make them executable:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.apache
and they'll start when you reboot. If you don't see a rc.apache or rc.mysql script, then add the commands to start them to /etc/rc.d/rc.local. Then they'll start at boot.
Old 04-17-2004, 02:08 PM   #6
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In RedHat 7.3, I put

httpd &



That started it up fine each time I booted my system.


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