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Re: initdefault has no effect

Craig White wrote:
On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 12:30 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
Mike Burger wrote:
Ed Greshko wrote:
Hummm....  Bad news....

I had to test this and have in the intttab file....

#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
; id:5:initdefault:

And the system still comes up in run level 5.

Yet the fact remains, ; had no more effect than #.  If you don't trust
the test that I did, you can do it yourself in order to prove it.
I've done nothing to study the code but it seems consistent with the way
chkconfig also derives the runlevels from the initscripts. It leads to a
guess that there is just a quick & dirty type grep for the first result
and run with it.

In the case of chkconfig, the file it's examining is a shell script, and
the parameter lines have to be marked as shell comments.  That's not the
case with inittab.

Bob Nichols     "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
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