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Re: Install a `service'



Michael Fratoni <mfratoni tuxfan homeip net> writes:

> On Wednesday 04 December 2002 11:01 pm, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> Pretty sure I recall being able to put an init script in
>> /etc/rc.d/init.d  and then that script would be seen by such tools as
>> chkconfig  setup  ntsysv would see it and be be able to setup the
>> symlink.
>>
>> That doesn't seem to work for me now.
>>
>> I've built a cvs source for spamassassin, and installed an init
>> script -  /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamassassin
>>
>>   ls -l /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamassassin
>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1220 Sep 10 00:22 /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamassassin
>>
>> This script actually works when called with
>>   service spamassassin status/start/restart etc
>>
>> But isn't seen by the above mentioned tools.
>
> You need to include comments that chkconfig understands at the top of the 
> file. I have one here I set up to start my firewall.

[...]

> Once created, use 
> chkconfig --add name
> chkconfig name on

My script had the requisit headers but apparently the missing
ingrediant was `chkconfig -add NAME'. ... thanks.

Has this always been required?  I thought I remembered in previous
releases, just adding the script and it was seen automatically.





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