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Old 01-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.1 /etc/init.d/functions runuser not found

Slackware 14.1 ships '/etc/init.d/functions' which internally calls 'runuser'. However, Slackware does not ship 'runuser'.

Is this supposed to be like this?
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Read /etc/init.d/README.functions. The file "functions" is not meant to be used in a normal Slackware installation.
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Slackware uses a BSD-like INIT system rather than the standard sysvinit system used by various other Linux distributions. Directory /etc/init.d directory which is symlinked to /etc/rc.d/init.d is meant to function as a compatibility layer between Slackware's BSD-like INIT in /etc/rc.d and the standard Linux sysvinit scripts often installed and used by some programs by default along with the files included for this directory.

Yes these aren't normally used, but they can be of use if you install software that has a sysvinit script and not a normal Slackware style rc script.


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