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Old 07-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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building netatalk-3.0 for slackware - which init style?

I have been able to configure and compile netatalk-3.0 on my Slackware 13.37 system, but I dont know which init style to tell it to use.

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The Netatalk distribution comes with several operating system specific startup script templates that are tailored according to the options given to the "configure" script before compiling. Currently, templates are provided for RedHat (sysv style), RedHat (systemd style), SUSE (sysv style), SUSE (systemd style), Gentoo, NetBSD, Debian and Solaris. You can select to install the generated startup script(s) by specifying a system type to "configure". To automatically install startup scripts give one of the available --with-init-style option to "configure".
Running the make/install without an init style specified doesnt appear to generate any startup scripts. Which of the provided ones are closest to what slackware uses in /etc/rc.d?
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I "think" Slackware does have some support for init.d scripts which can be loaded from /etc/rc.d/init.d but as to how much compatibility you'll have is unknown.
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I ended up just using the netbsd init style and adding an entry into my rc.local to start it up.

Overall the whole setup and configuration of netatalk 3 was pretty easy and its great to be able to use my slackware server to host time machine backups for my macbook!
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im trying to set this up myself.... about to move to 14.... in the meantime i have a VM to test. do you think you can provide the steps and config to get this working? i have 3 Mac's and would love to consolidate the backups to my server


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