Re: SysV init scripts
>>"Kenneth" == Kenneth MacDonald <email@example.com> writes:
Kenneth> Currently many rc.d scripts look for configurations in /etc
Kenneth> to decide whether to start or not when init calls them. For
Kenneth> example, xdm, pppd.
Kenneth> This means I cannot, for example, boot multiuser without xdm
Kenneth> running, and then change runlevel or make a call to
Kenneth> /etc/init.d/xdm to start it later.
Umm, why not? Just move xdm to run level 4 (or 5), remve the S
link for xdm from level 2 and 3, and it should not start xdm when
going multiuser. This is fairly straight forward.
Kenneth> Similarly, some networking daemons may only make sense to
Kenneth> have started when there's an external network connection. If
Kenneth> I don't want bind started at boot time, I have to copy the
Kenneth> contents of /etc/init.d/bind into ip-up, since calling the
Kenneth> rc.d script will not start it.
No, No, No, No! Just remove the links fron rc.?/, and *call*
/etc/init.d/bind from you ip-up script! Really, you are making it far
Kenneth> I'd like to see a clarification of run level uses (my system
Kenneth> exhibits no difference between runlevels 2,3,4 and 5). I
Kenneth> must admit, the only bit of NT 3.51 administration I liked
Kenneth> was its 'service manager'.
There is none, by default. *You* are supposed to customize
them for yor machine by adding and deleting links.
The fourth law of thermodynamics: The perversity of the universe
tends towards a maximum.
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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