7.5. Sysvinit-2.86

The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.

7.5.1. Installation of Sysvinit

Make some modifications to allow you to boot into the minimal temp-system:

cp -v src/Makefile src/Makefile.orig
sed -e 's@root@0@g' \
    -e "s@/dev/initctl@${CLFS}&@g" \
    -e 's@\(mknod \)-m \([0-9]* \)\(.* \)p@\1\3p; chmod \2\3@g' \
    -e "s@/usr/lib@/tools/lib@" \
    src/Makefile.orig > src/Makefile

Compile the package:

make -C src clobber
make -C src CC="${CC} ${BUILD64}"

Install the package:

make -C src install INSTALL=install ROOT=${CLFS}

7.5.2. Configuring Sysvinit

Create a new file ${CLFS}/etc/inittab by running the following:

cat > ${CLFS}/etc/inittab << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/inittab


si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 0
l1:S1:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 6

ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now


1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty1 9600
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty2 9600
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty3 9600
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty4 9600
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty5 9600
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -I '\033(K' tty6 9600

# End /etc/inittab

Details on this package are located in Section 10.63.3, “Contents of Sysvinit.”