boot scripts

Joel Miller cheeziologist at
Tue Jun 8 20:23:17 PDT 2004

michael wrote:
> Comparing slackware and LFS ,one cannot but  notice that the changing of 
> permissions on scripts to make them run at boot (making them 
> executable,that is) is much easier than inserting all those symlinks 
> into the various rcx.d .Why is this method favoured on LFS?

Firstly, all scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d are executable. They have to be 
in order to run. Secondly, all the symlinks are placed in directories 
corresponding to the runlevel number because that's how Sysvinit works. 
I'm unfamiliar with Slackware's boot process but if they don't have to 
do it like the way we do then the probably aren't using Sysvinit.

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