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service startup order

asked 2016-05-26 17:38:57 -0500

rahvee gravatar image

If you enable a service like this:

service { 'myservice':
    ensure => running,
    enable => true,
    require => File['/etc/init.d/myservice'];

file { '/etc/init.d/myservice':
    content => "puppet:///modules/myservice/myservice",
    ensure => present,
    owner => root,
    group => root,
    mode => 0755,

Then puppet creates /etc/rc3.d/S??myservice and in my case, it always creates S65myservice. Where does the 65 come from? If puppet is choosing 65 consistently, it must be determined somewhere, but I don't know how it's making that decision. I'd like to make this service start later in the boot process, for example S99myservice.

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Which operating system are you using? For example, on RedHat systems, the startup order is determined by checkconfig which consults comments in the init script.

csharpsteen gravatar imagecsharpsteen ( 2016-05-26 23:23:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-27 06:08:14 -0500

rahvee gravatar image

Thanks, @csharpsteen. That completely answers it. The order can be changed by adding a chkconfig clause to the startup script, such as:

# chkconfig: 35 59 80

The above service should start at run level 3 and 5 using startup order 59, and shutdown order 80.

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