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Old 10-31-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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starting apache at boot

can some one please tell me which file it is in slackware i will have to edit so as that software packages will start up at boot time?

what i need is apache and mysql to automaticly start up at boot time. which they did once upon a time until i uninstalled the default slackware apache and mysql and installed my own versions but they arnt installed in the same location so they no longer start at start up, i know hat command to put in the command line to start them up manually. as i said all i need is to know which file it is i need to edit.

thanks in advance for any help

Old 10-31-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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You can use /etc/rc.d/rc.local and simply put their full path to execute their daemons, OR if you still have /etc/rc.d/rc.whatever for each file (rc.mysql rc.apache maybe) then you can edit the path's in them to the correct locations to use those scripts.

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Since you removed the tgz slackware packages most likely, yes, your own compilation of these two programs have changed. I'd say if you still have the rc.mysql and rc.httpd files.. edit them to your own setup and you can have them startup from rc.M.. don't use rc.local for such services..
Old 11-01-2004, 03:36 AM   #4
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thanks for the help guys. it works perfectly now. i still dont know all the ins and outs of linux yet as i have only been using linux for about 2 monthes up to now. i did have another question though i need to start my DHCP server at start up so would it work if i copied say the rc.httpd file and renamed it rc.dhcpd and edited it so it would start the DHCP up instead of apache would that work?

thanks for any help in advance your help so far has been great!


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