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Old 04-23-2004, 01:26 AM   #1
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witch are the startup scripts in linux?


Can anybody please help me with this.. I installed Apache from source and now i would like it to run when linux starts. Can you please tell me how the script is named and how to do it (it's probably commented well enough but anyway)

Consider me being NOT a very big n00b (been here about 3 months by now dug in /etc, it's just the t i haven't found the name of it after 1 hour of searching here in the forum)

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Old 04-23-2004, 01:36 AM   #2
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It depends on the distro, for Redhat it should be /etc/rc.d/rcX.d with X corresponding to the runlevel.
I'm not exact sure whether Apache source provides a startup script. you may have to write one yourself(that's why installing a precompiled package provided by your distro is usually an better idea) to start Apache manually you can run
Code:
apachectl start
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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is there a file you can enter commands to run when linux is started in any runmode (xcept 6, ofcourse)? Because i can see mail services and such always start on startup, i want to like add apache, mysql, and a few more things to start on startup and then when I login to kde (if runmode is 5 only) to start like gkrellm and basKet.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
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rc.local

in etc/rc.d

httpd is usually started before that though.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:29 AM   #5
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thanks, can you just type the commands in there or is there a particular syntax to it?
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:55 AM   #6
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In rc.local... just type the commands in. They will be executed at startup as if you were logged on as root and typed them in yourself.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 04:39 AM   #7
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thanks. I appreciate it. It's done.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:40 AM   #8
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If you compile a server from source, be sure to check that it is set up in logrotate (httpd file in /etc/logrotate.d). Otherwise the log files will just get larger over time until there's no more disk space.
 
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note taken. I don't plan on having a very buisy server but hey... Always could use more diskspace!
 
  


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