RHEL7: rc.local service not starting

It’s very common to automate application startup in rc.local on Linux systems.

Was testing Red Hat 7.2 (Maipo), and found that apps was’t started.

Found this on some Red Hat blog: 

Systemd is a system and service manager for Linux operating systems. It is designed to be backwards compatible with SysV init scripts, and provides a number of features such as parallel startup of system services at boot time, on-demand activation of daemons, support for system state snapshots, or dependency-based service control logic. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, systemd replaces Upstart as the default init system.”

On default /etc/rc.local comes useful info:

# It is highly advisable to create own systemd services or udev rules
# to run scripts during boot instead of using this file.
# In contrast to previous versions due to parallel execution during boot
# this script will NOT be run after all other services.
# Please note that you must run ‘chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local’ to ensure
# that this script will be executed during boot.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local

Then, this ‘chmod’ turns rc.local enable during system startup.


To familiarize this new feature:

[root@somesystem~]# systemctl status rc-local
● rc-local.service - /etc/rc.d/rc.local Compatibility
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/rc-local.service; static; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2016-07-11 13:16:18 BRT; 28min ago
Process: 1046 ExecStart=/etc/rc.d/rc.local start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
CGroup: /system.slice/rc-local.service
├─2272 /bin/sh /oracle/domains/mywl_domain/startWebLogic.sh
├─2284 /bin/sh /oracle/domains/mywl_domain/bin/startWebLogic.sh
├─2374 /bin/sh /oracle/domains/mywl_domain/bin/startNodeManager.sh
├─2377 /bin/sh /oracle/binaries/wlserver/server/bin/startNodeManager.sh
├─2428 /oracle/jdk1.7.0_25/bin/java -Dwls.home=/oracle/binaries/wlserver/server -Dweblogic.home=/oracle/binaries/wlserver/server -server -Xms1g -Xmx1g -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -Dcoherence...
└─2442 /oracle/jdk1.7.0_25/bin/java -server -Xms1g -Xmx1g -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -Dweblogic.Name=AdminServer -Djava.security.policy=/oracle/binaries/wlserver/server/lib/weblogic.policy .


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