rc.local not executing commands

silver.bullet at zoho.com silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Nov 5 14:42:12 UTC 2015


On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 14:24:17 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
>15.04
>I can see that there are various ways one might have the command
>executed.

If you want to start something at startup, while the init process is
systemd (the default for Ubuntu >= 15.04), then the only sane way is
doing it by a systemd unit. Backwards compatibility intended to ease the
transition shouldn't be misused. Perhaps rc.local should work too, but
you shouldn't use it, to add a new startup command.

As Tom already pointed out, the location I mentioned works, but
seemingly a user should use another location. Perhaps the unit file I
mentioned isn't perfect either, but it should work and it's a starting
point to migrate to systemd.

It makes no sense to delay the complete migration to systemd, since
soon or later backwards compatibility will be dropped.

2 Cents,
Ralf




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