rc.local doesn't get run?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 01:22:46 PST 2007


On 2/6/07, Bauke Jan Douma <bjdouma at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>
> Btw., here's another reference to rc.local:
> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.2-Manual/ref-guide/s1-boot-init-shutdown-booting.html
>
> Redhat..., hm.  So again, praytell, what /is/ Linux.

Well, the only "standard" I can think of is the LSB, and I don't see
anything about rc.local in the system initialization chapter.

http://refspecs.freestandards.org/LSB_3.1.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/sysinit.html

And if it is a really widely accepted standard, then why would a huge
distro like SuSE decide to break it and call their file boot.local for
no reason whatsoever? I'm not saying we shouldn't do this, but I don't
think our system is broken if we don't.

--
Dan



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