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Old 06-14-2002, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question Script for Apache on Boot

I know this is a stupid question but I am a and don't know how.


How would I create a script to start apache on boot?
I installed it from source to


Old 06-14-2002, 03:03 PM   #2
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Why from source? If you installed from RPM (you're using Mandrake, right?), you wouldn't have to write a script... To find RPMs, go here.

In your current situation, you can try (as root) the command "apachectl start". If you want this to happen at boottime, add the command to /etc/rc.local, somewhere at the bottom of that file.
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Or you can always modify the crontab file.
Old 06-15-2002, 11:07 PM   #4
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you need a symlink in /etc/rc?.d
? - is for runlevel you are booting into
the symlink is
ln -s /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl /etc/rc?.d/S15httpd
and another similar link in /etc/rc6.d to shutdown apache properly on system reboot
ln -s /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl /etc/rc6.d/K15httpd
here 15 is a sequence number, see in /etc/rc?.d/ directory if it is not taken by anything else if it is taken pick the one which is not yet taken. The same in rcd.0 on system shutdown

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Old 06-16-2002, 06:19 AM   #5
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All I want is a one liner to start apache. The problem is I want to go into su and start apache with just one line and I can't figure out how.
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neo7777 has the CORRECT way to do it, but if you really want to do it your way, i.e. the WRONG way, you'd just put a line in /etc/rc.local, which is run with root permissions on boot.


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