Bug 194325 - missing support of a .d directory for execution of scriptlets in last boot step
Summary: missing support of a .d directory for execution of scriptlets in last boot step
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-06-07 11:16 UTC by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 15:44:52 UTC
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Description Peter Bieringer 2006-06-07 11:16:49 UTC
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)
. /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
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.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-06-07 14:38:16 UTC
What prevents these from being 'normal' /etc/rcX.d/S** scripts?

Comment 2 Peter Bieringer 2006-06-07 14:52:23 UTC
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
     run-parts /etc/rc.d/scriptlets.d
     touch /var/lock/subsys/scriptlets.d
would be fullfil my feature requests (can test this next days and provide a patch).

Comment 3 Peter Bieringer 2007-07-30 09:52:24 UTC
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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Comment 5 Peter Bieringer 2008-04-04 10:01:24 UTC
Issue still exists, don't know whether the new init framework supports such

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Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-26 15:44:52 UTC
upstart should be able to handle this fine ; see the /etc/event.d/tty scripts for an example.

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