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Old 03-09-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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startup scripts


Hello,
I want to run an executable c file on start up. Im using ubuntu. I read few how to on this topic, but things are not working so far. These are the steps i followed:
1. create myscript.sh in etc\init.d

myscript.sh
#run c file
./start

2. give the file permissions:
chmod +x myscript.sh
3. create a symbolic link in rc3.d:
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/myscript.sh /etc/rc3.d/S500myscript.sh
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/myscript.sh /etc/rc3.d/K001myscript.sh

Currently I am in runlevel 2, I switch to runlevel 3 by the following comman:
sudo init 3
I expect my c code to run..but this is not the case
I also tried this command:
sudo update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults

but no luck...any idea what i am missing?

Thank you inadvance,
MAS

Last edited by mas123; 03-09-2009 at 02:04 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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#run c file
./start
try to give the whole path to start or first cd to the directory which contains start
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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what about manually start your c file
#/etc/init.d/myscript.sh start, is this successfully start your c file? if yes check below mention things

did u check whether the startup script added on runlevel 3
#chkconfig --list | grep myscript.sh
or
#cd /etc/rc3.d, and check whether the script is exist or not

Last edited by kirukan; 03-09-2009 at 03:00 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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Try adding an echo command to your start.sh. That should tell you for a fact whether/not your start.sh is being invoked or not.

If not - you probably aren't supplying the path right!

Last edited by sureshsujatha; 03-14-2009 at 01:29 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:08 AM   #5
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try to give the whole path to start or first cd to the directory which contains start
initially, i had start in the etc\init.d folder
i cd to the directory which contains start:
cd /home/MAS/Desktop

I also included echo commands but things arent working yet
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:11 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by kirukan View Post
what about manually start your c file
#/etc/init.d/myscript.sh start, is this successfully start your c file? if yes check below mention things

did u check whether the startup script added on runlevel 3
#chkconfig --list | grep myscript.sh
or
#cd /etc/rc3.d, and check whether the script is exist or not
maually starting myscript.sh works

I cd to /etc/rc3.d and the soft link is there named S99MAS

Last edited by mas123; 03-11-2009 at 02:12 AM.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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Similar problem - Apache HTTP Server on Linpus

I have a similar problem - I want to automatically start and stop Apache HTTP Server on Linpus.
I've added a script to /etc/init.d.
I've run chkconfig to add the service.
I've checked that the script exists in /etc/rc5.d (I'm assuming this is the relevant run level - executing runlevel just gives me "unknown" for some reason..?)
I can start and stop the service using:
service apache start
service apache stop

But when I reboot, the script doesn't run. Where do I go from here?
Thanks,
Bernie
 
  


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