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Old 06-08-2024, 06:37 AM   #1
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Question Proper way to start SBo daemons at boot ?


Hi,

After installing a few daemons from SBo (avahi, sshguard, etc), I noticed that they were not started at boot time although the rc scripts are set executable.

Reading again the Configuration Help page, I am not sure what's the proper way to configure the daemons for autostart.

Shall I add them to rc.local or shall I create symlinks for those in rc3.d and rc6.d?

Thank you.
 
Old 06-08-2024, 07:07 AM   #2
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rc.local and rc.local_shutdown is the best!
examples:
rc.local
Code:
#Start avahidaemon
  if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidaemon ]; then
  /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidaemon start
  fi

 if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidnsconfd ]; then
  /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidnsconfd start
  fi
rc.local_shutdown
Code:
# Stop avahidnsconfd
  if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidnsconfd ]; then
  /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidnsconfd stop
  fi

#Stop avahidaemon
  if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidaemon ]; then
  /etc/rc.d/rc.avahidaemon stop
  fi
You should read README or README.SBo if exist for every daemon you installed everything you need is discribed

Last edited by rizitis; 06-14-2024 at 06:36 AM. Reason: :D
 
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Old 06-08-2024, 07:46 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcarnat View Post
Shall I add them to rc.local or shall I create symlinks for those in rc3.d and rc6.d?
Pretty much anything that isn't from standard distribution should be added into the rc.local (optionally rc.local_shutdown) file. You can either call the program startup script directly (/etc/rc.d/rc.??? start) or wrap it under a bash decision loop, as rizltis has shown above, if you want to have the same behavior to disable services at boot time by removing the execute bit from the file. This method also works for non rc.??? files: you can directly start programs and daemons via the rc.local files, the same way, by sending them to the background with the "/path/to/program &" syntax.
 
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