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Old 10-06-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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Redhat 9 and Apache simple question.


This will be a very simple question to most of you out there, but to me, i dont use redhat very much and when i do everything seems to be in a different place than most of the other distro's.

So the question is, how do i make apache load when the computer starts up?

there is a file in /etc/init.d/ called httpd, and if i do /etc/init.d/httpd start apache will load, but i dont know how to associate it with a runlevel to make it load at boot.

If someone could help me with this I would appreciate it.

I am using redhat 9


Old 10-06-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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here is what works for me:


/etc/init.d/httpd start

to the bottom of the file


is this the apache that comes with RH or did you compile this one?
Old 10-06-2003, 11:21 PM   #3
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Yeah i figured that i could do the rc.local thing. This is what i use to do when i used it, but i thought that is was about time to learn the proper way.

I noticed that there was simlinks in the /etc/rc.d/rc.0 and so on folders to /etc/init.d/httpd and mysql (another thing i want to start up) and stuff like that, but they dont seem to work.

The only difference that i did notice with the apache and mysql over the others is that their simlinks started with a K## where as the others started with a S## (where ## is a number).

I have spent about 1 hour searching the net for an answer to this, but i can not seem to find anything that tells me how to do it for red hat (that is doing it without using the rc.local file). I know there is a way. Just a matter of finding it.

Thanks for your suggestion, if i cant find the way, then i will just end up doing it with the rc.local file.

And yes, this is the apache and mysql that comes from the redhat install.

Thanks again

Old 10-06-2003, 11:36 PM   #4
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Well, how is that,

Typing the last message i had an idea on what might make it work, and i tested it and I was correct.

I mentioned in the /etc/rc.d/rc0-7.d dir's there was a K##httpd file and what ever, well, if you change the K to an S then it will work. I did not do it to the file in every run level, i just copied what sshd had. which was runlevel 3,4,5 and 6 i think, i cant remember.

So there you go.

If anyone else has this problem i hope they can work it out from this message

Old 10-07-2003, 12:04 AM   #5
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I may be mistaken, but i believe runlevel 6 is the -kill processes. Might have difficulties shutting down if you are trying to start apache rather then kill it.
Old 10-07-2003, 01:31 AM   #6
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Yes ezra143,

you are correct, runlevel 6 is the shutdown level, i was just typing the last post from memory and i could not remember if i had changed it in runlevel 6 or not, but i just checked and i had not so thanks.

I just copied what there was for sshd, cause that started at the times and stuff i wanted httpd and mysql to start so it was all easy.

Thanks all for your help.



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