7.7. Sysvinit-2.88dsf

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

7.7.1. Installation of Sysvinit

The following modifications help locate files specific to this particular build:

cp -v src/Makefile{,.orig}
sed -e 's,/usr/lib,/tools/lib,g' \
    src/Makefile.orig > src/Makefile

Compile the package:

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

Install the package:

make -C src ROOT=${CLFS} install

7.7.2. 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



The following command adds the standard virtual terminals to ${CLFS}/etc/inittab. If your system only has a serial console skip the following command:

cat >> ${CLFS}/etc/inittab << "EOF"
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty1 9600
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty2 9600
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty3 9600
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty4 9600
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty5 9600
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -I '\033(K' tty6 9600


If your system has a serial console, run the following command to add the entry to ${CLFS}/etc/inittab.

cat >> ${CLFS}/etc/inittab << "EOF"
c0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear 115200 ttyS0 vt100


Finally, add the end line to ${CLFS}/etc/inittab.

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

Details on this package are located in Section 10.58.3, “Contents of Sysvinit.”