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Old 02-26-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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Run Control scripts... rc.x, etc.

Morning everyone.

As I find myself diving more and more into Linux and using it every day in my work enviroment, I have developed a hearty appetite to learn as much as I can to be efficient with Linux.

Over the course of the past 2 weeks, I have learned a ton of cool stuff; compiling apache, PHP, SSL, installing squirrelmail, IPChains/IPTables etc. It has been a whirlwind, but absolutely fantastic time.

I do have questions though regarding run control scripts. I undertstand the basics of them, but I want to learn more. For instance, when installing apache through RPM's, you can stop/start/restart apache by using /etc/init.d/httpd <command>

However, since I have compiled my own version of apache, I have to use apachectl to stop and start apache. The same goes with LDAP.

What I wanted to know is; 1) Where can I find out more info on run control scripts: how they work, how to edit them etc.

2) Since I have compiled both apache and LDAP through source, I cannot start either of these through /etrc/init.d, but instead I have to put in the full path or navigate to the path. Is it possible to add these to the RC scripts so I can have a quick stop/start or restart for these services?

Thanks everyone.


Old 02-26-2003, 01:27 PM   #2
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Strange, both should come with rc scripts. Check the documentation.


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