[techtalk] It was PATH. Re: Partial execution of /etc/rc.d/rc.M

Subba Rao subb3 at attglobal.net
Sun Jan 16 17:40:27 EST 2000

> During the system bootup, the init script /etc/rc.d/rc.M is partially executed.
> The last 3rd of the file does not get executed. When I run those remaining commands
> manually, they work fine. Why is that happening?
> Assuming there are some hidden characters in the rc.M file, I deleted the problem
> portion of the file, and retyped them. That did not help either. If there are some
> hidden characters in a text file, how do I find them out?

Thanks to everyone who replied. The problem is now resolved. I have upgraded from
Slackware 4 to 7.

The init scripts now require the PATH variable be defined in the script at the
begining. This is true for every script and children scripts and down. This was
not true in Slackware 4 and earlier versions. I don't know why the change. 

Thanks again for many useful suggestions to resolve the problem.

Subba Rao
subb3 at attglobal.net

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