A startup script and appropriate RunLevel?

Hi Experts,

I am following the instructions for "Start Tomcat and Apache at Boot Time" and I have a question about Runlevels. The author states to create symbolic links in the /etc/rc5.d directory. I am running ubuntu server with no GUI installed. I ran the runlevel command an saw its in multiuser mode (runlevel 2).

So would you agree that I should create a symbolic link to my tomcat script in the /etc/rc2.d directory?

Thank you!
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Normally multiuser is runlevel 3 but sure you should create the link in the runlevel you want it run in.

Just make sure the run level is 2

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GreggAuthor Commented:
Thanks farzanj, I may have misread my linux book when specifying runlevel "name". Sorry and thanks for correction. I typed the command runlevel with output : "N 2". The who -r command returns something similar to "run-level 2 datestamp"

That answers this question. I am going to post another one that is somewhat related. If you have time please take a look.


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