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Re: Fwd: [rhn-users] How to create startup script which start and stop certain services automatically.



Marti, Robert wrote:
> Forwarded because it was off topic on the other list.
>
> Horrible advice. I doubt he boots into runlevel 2. And anything being run
> as ana unit script should at least look like one.  Things like needing a
> start, stop, status...

I agree. I've never heard of anyone running in other than 3 or 5, except
for maintenance at single user. And once he makes a real sysV script, say,
cloned from something else down in /etc/init.d, then he can use chkconfig
to make the links, and service to turn it up and down.
>
> If you don't want to write a SysV initial script dump it in /etc/rc.local

I would do the former, as I said.

             mark
>
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>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: "Christopher L. Barnard"
> <cbarnard rush edu<mailto:cbarnard rush edu>>
> Date: June 30, 2010 9:42:08 CDT
> To: "Discussions about Red Hat Network
> (rhn.redhat.com<http://rhn.redhat.com>)"
> <rhn-users redhat com<mailto:rhn-users redhat com>>
> Subject: Re: [rhn-users] How to create startup script which start and stop
> certain services automatically.
> Reply-To: "Discussions about Red Hat Network
> (rhn.redhat.com<http://rhn.redhat.com>)"
> <rhn-users redhat com<mailto:rhn-users redhat com>>
>
> Put it in /etc/rc2.d.
>
> Or put "startDMS" in /etc/init.d and then create the symlink
> in /etc/rc2.d that points S97startDMS -> ../init.d/startDMS.
>
> --
> Christopher L. Barnard
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Comment your code as though the maintainer will be a homicidal maniac
> who knows where you live.
>
>
> On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 18:54 +0530, Pravin Uttam Kharat wrote:
> HI,
>
>
>
> I couldn't understand in this procedure.
> I have a created a script in vi S97startDMS. This contains following
> line
> /opt/DMS/ctlscript.sh start
> Now  where to put this script to run at start up.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Bill Watson
> <bill magicdigits com<mailto:bill magicdigits com>>
> wrote:
>        On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 10:44 +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 28Jun2010 10:16, Christopher L. Barnard
>        <cbarnard rush edu<mailto:cbarnard rush edu>> wrote:
> | On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 15:08 +0530, Pravin Uttam Kharat
>        wrote:
> | > I have RHEL 5 I installed Bitnami Joomla on it.I want to
>        configure a
> | > startup script which run that script when RHEL 5 Machine
>        start and
> | > automatically shut down machine on mentioned time.
>        Please suggest any
> | > tool for this......
> |
> | [ Excellent description of the SnnFOO script scheme... ]
> | You can put it all in one script, and that is much easier
>        for other
> | individuals to understand what you are doing.  For
>        'start', the script
> | is called with the command line parameter of "start".
>        Likewise 'stop'
> | is called with the command line parameter of "stop".  So
>        just switch on
> | the command line parameter and you can put the script
>        in /etc/init.d
> | with a symlink to /etc/rc2.d/S****** and
>        to /etc/rc0.d/K******
>
> And for your second requirement, have the "start" script use
>        the "at"
> command to schedule a run of the "stop" script at a suitable
>        time.
>
>        Only if you want the script to be alive for a finite time.  If
>        the need
>        is for the app to start gracefully on system startup and stop
>        gracefully
>        on system shutdown, then 'at' should definitely not be used.
>         If it
>        should run for oh, say, the first 17 hours after powerup, then
>        yes the
>        at command should be used.
>
>        --
>        Christopher L. Barnard
>        ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>        Comment your code as though the maintainer will be a homicidal
>        maniac
>        who knows where you live.
>
>
>        ************** I had to leave this tag line - it's too good!
>        The source stated to start with the machine start and end at
>        "on mentioned
>        time". If the mentioned time is other than the machine shut
>        down time, then
>        a crontab entry calling the "K50scriptname stop" would do
>        well.
>
>        Also it seems that the "RedHat" way to do rc#.d these days is
>        to place the
>        file without Snn or Knn into /etc/init.d with the following
>        lines at the
>        top:
>        #!/bin/bash
>        #
>        # chkconfig: - 91 35
>        # description: stuff this script does comment here
>
>        The 91 is the starting sequence within rc2.d (S91) and the 35
>        is the
>        stopping sequence in rc0.d (K35) and the 91 and 35 are
>        adjustable to your
>        needs as long as they are 2 digits each.
>
>        Then
>        chkconfig --add scriptname
>        chkconfig scriptname on
>
>        ^^^^ The above is from memory and to be taken with a grain of
>        salt, lemon,
>        and tequila. Hope this helps.
>        Bill Watson
>        <mailto:bill magicdigits com>
> bill magicdigits com<mailto:bill magicdigits com>
>
>
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