This is a request for enhancement:
Currently, if I distribute some post-boot scripts, I have to change
/etc/rc.d/rc.local each time.
I would e.g. do this by distributing rpm packages, so it would be a good idea to
have similar mechanism like introduced in Linux vixie-cron (/etc/cron.d).
I have no 100% idea how to implement this proper,
one would be to extend rc.local, another would be to extend rc itself or create
a rc.local.d somewhere and add proper support.
BTW: here some examples of common used post-boot scripts which are currently
stored in rc.local on our systems:
# Set VESA timeout on console
echo -en "\033[14;10]" >/dev/console
# Send notify about reboot
echo -e "System $HOSTNAME booted on `date`\n\nKernel: `uname -a`\n\nLast
logins:\n`last -30`" | mail -s "System $HOSTNAME booted on `date`"
# Workaround for buggy RHEL if serial console is active (Bugzilla #150769)
loadkeys $KEYTABLE.map </dev/tty0 >/dev/tty0
Each can be a scriptlet and stored in a directory and waiting to be executed by
rc or rc.local or whatelse before finishing boot.
What prevents these from being 'normal' /etc/rcX.d/S** scripts?
One line of functional shell code results in around 50 lines of script code, and
one chkconfig call ... overkill.
Perhaps a simple
if [ ! -f /var/lock/subsys/scriptlets.d ]; then
would be fullfil my feature requests (can test this next days and provide a patch).
Switched version to "devel" to get more publicity for this RFE.
Note that in productive environment this would be a good extension, think about
a company's "adjustment" RPM package, which contains some local cron entries
(stored in /etc/cron.d/) and some post startup scripts, which can be pushed into
/etc/rc.local.d (if available in the future).
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Issue still exists, don't know whether the new init framework supports such
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upstart should be able to handle this fine ; see the /etc/event.d/tty scripts for an example.