Ubuntu uses /etc/init.d to store SysVinit scripts because Ubuntu is based on Debian and that's what Debian uses. Red Hat uses /etc/rc.d/init.d. I forget what Slackware uses. There just isn't a standard location. Ubuntu is in the process of switching from SysVinit to Upstart, which uses configuration files in …

How to set up proper start/stop services · frdmn's Notes Sep 15, 2014 Ubuntu Manpage: update-rc.d - install and remove System-V A legacy mode where command line arguments are used to decide the sequence and runlevel configuration, and the default mode where dependency and runlevel information in the init.d script LSB comment header is used instead. Such header is required to be present in init.d scripts.

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Sep 04, 2015 LSBInitScripts - Debian Wiki By documenting the run-time dependencies for init.d scripts, it becomes possible to verify the current boot order, order the boot using these dependencies, and run boot scripts in parallel to speed up the boot process. Add a block like this in the init.d script: init.d - How to autostart `ypbind` on Ubuntu 14.04

A legacy mode where command line arguments are used to decide the sequence and runlevel configuration, and the default mode where dependency and runlevel information in the init.d script LSB comment header is used instead. Such header is required to be present in init.d scripts.

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