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Author: Didier Kryn
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] /etc/boot.d and boot startup scripts
Le 18/04/2023 à 05:18, onefang a écrit :
> On 2023-04-18 13:12:29, wirelessduck--- via Dng wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to get a `docker compose` to run on system startup so I
>> thought I could add the shell script that runs `docker compose up -d`
>> into /etc/rc.local. Is that the recommended place to put this sort of
>> thing? My system is running sysvinit on Devuan chimaera.
>> I also saw in /etc/rc.local that it contains a reference to
>> /etc/boot.d which I can't find anywhere on my system. Is /etc/boot.d
>> a better option for this? I can see that it's using a tool called
>> run-parts that I have no experience with.
>> Is there any documentation anywhere on using /etc/boot.d? I couldn't
>> find any references on internet searches.
> /etc/boot.d is a directory you can create and fill with shell scripts.
> If it doesn't exist, /etc/rc.local ignores it. So it's a good place to
> put your extra stuff you want to run at that time during boot.
> Mine has numbered scripts, so it runs them in that order I think. I
> can't recall where the docs for it are.

    I didn't notice this feature - or I don't remember. This kind of
directory to put optional files, like executable scripts or additional
configuration options (eg /etc/apt/sources.list.d) is usefull to prevent
the main file to become too hairy. But if tou need only few things in
/etc/rc.local, I don't thing it's worth the additional complication.
KISS should always be the guide (personal opinion).

--     Didier