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Re: [SLE] Where's the best place to put a command that needs to be run at boot time?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 22:45:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <200105212045.f4LKj5M14692@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Yes, boot.local is run before the runlevel scripts. What you want is to
create a runlevel script. name it ntpdate for instance, and put it in
/etc/rc.d. Then make a symlink /etc/rc.d/rcX.d/S##ntpdate, where X is the
runlevel you're using, and ## is a number greater than that of network. This
will make it run after the network is started.

Another way is to use xntpd. It should already have a runlevel script, but
otoh you'd have to configure it.


On Monday 21 May 2001 22:43, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> Howdy,
> All of you are going to say " /etc/rc.d/boot.local" but I'm wondering, is
> that really true?
> The reason is, I want to run ntpdate at bootup, but boot.local seems to
> happen very early on, before switiching to any runlevel. As I understand
> it, you have to be at runlevel 2 (or 3, I forget) before you have a network
> connection. So ntpdate wouldn't work before then.
> Or am I wrong? When does boot.local get run?
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Jonathan Wilson
> System Administrator
> Cedar Creek Software
> Central Texas IT

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