On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 03:59:19PM -0000, Brian O'Donoghue mentioned:
> /etc/rc.d/rc.local gets edited. In Debain (which is the next contender
> for the title) as a newbie I was confounded by the /etc/init.d/service
> symlinks to various rc0.d rc1.d runlevels etc and I found that Slackware
> due to it's simplicity allowed me to tackle more of the core challenges,
> then figuring out what went where, in terms of starting services,
> stopping services and so on for different runlevels (for example).
True. One of my personal hates with debian is that it doesn't have a
simple rc.local file that you can put stuff like this in.
Apparently  putting the following in root's crontab is a way of doing it;
But that's crappy that you have to go to such lengths. Of course, as
someone who was a skilled slackware user, I'm sure you would have been
able to sort it out.
It's preference, I suppose. I'd prefer if some maintainer dealt with the
core challenges, and let me get on with doing useful stuff.
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