Comment 7 for bug 226503

rignes (rignes-pobox) wrote :

I'm not sure if this is the proper way to reply to this as I'm new to this
stuff. Honestly I've never submitted a bug report before so I apologize if
I'm doing something outside of accepted protocol.

So, I ran "sudo update-rc.d rc.local defaults" and got the following reply:

System startup links for /etc/init.d/rc.local already exist.

So it appears that the link already exists. What strikes me as odd is that if
I manually run the script via /etc/init.d/rc.local start it runs fine.
Whatever is calling rc.local must be failing for some reason prior to the
actual running rc.local.

Unfortunately I have little knowledge of upstart, but what I'd like to do is
disable x so I can come right down to a command line and more easily watch the
boot process as it happens.

I installed a stock Hardy on a virtual machine and the rc.local ran fine. I'm
beginning to think this may not be a bug. The only reason I posted it is

Has anyone else been able to replicate the failing rc.local or seen other
references to it?