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Old 03-15-2005, 01:17 PM   #1
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no rc.local

Hi all

I am following this guide

to set up my ftp.

All is well, except where I get to the bit where I add something to my /etc/rc.local...


How do i create one? I tried creating a text file called rc.local, in the /etc dir and running chmod +x on it...but it is still a text file. Am I right in saying I need it to be a shell script?

As soon as I get this hiccup sorted out I should be able to continue with the setup


Old 03-15-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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A shell script is a text file... with shell commands in it. Not all distributions use an rc.local file, which is likely your bigger problem. What distribution are you using?
Old 03-15-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Matir, I messed up!! I'm on Knoppix.

Due to my inpatience:

I found this:

And followed the info. Now I want to reverse this!!

Is it as simple as going to /etc/init.d/ and deleting 'local'?

Or do I have to do that then run some kind of update command?

Basically I created it, rebooted and the text that normally comes up before launching init level 5 was different so now I am panicing...
Old 03-15-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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Knoppix is Debian based and does not use rc.local. You should be able to just delete local. There is Debian package for called pure-ftpd. You need to point your /etc/sources.list at either testing or unstable and then do apt-get update and then do apt-get install pure-ftpd
Old 03-15-2005, 02:38 PM   #5
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thanks. its all sorted now i think!


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