rc.local in FreeBSD 6


  I am using FreeBSD 6, and just have my MYSQL installed. However, in order to make start up automatically after reboot, my book told me to add the following

    /usr/local/.../mysql.server start
  to /etc/rc.local

  But I didn't find this file. Is the name changed? Moved to other directory or actually I have to create one? Please advice. Thanks.

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Artysystem administratorCommented:
Just copy your startup script to: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ directory
this should work.
Artysystem administratorCommented:
Also name startup script as your_script_name.sh (with .sh extention, it's mandatory for script to run at startup).
script should understand at least 'start' and 'stop' arguments

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Normal MySQL from packages or ports does install startup script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ directory.
When you run it with rcvar parameter you find out one variable to set to "YES" inside /etc/rc.conf

rc.local is to be forgotten.
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