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Authored by: paulio on Oct 28, '02 05:23:04PM
This works great except that:
% cd /Library/StartupItems/
should be:
% cd /System/Library/StartupItems/


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Works great
Authored by: 47ronin on Oct 28, '02 08:24:53PM

Why /System/Library/StartupItems ?
Why not /Library/StartupItems
like the instructions say? Just curious...



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Authored by: paulio on Oct 29, '02 08:28:43PM

> Why /System/Library/StartupItems ?
> Why not /Library/StartupItems
> like the instructions say? Just curious...

Because there is no /Library/StartupItems:

ls /Library/StartupItems
ls: /Library/StartupItems: No such file or directory



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Authored by: paulio on Oct 29, '02 09:25:37PM

Ok, ok. I didn't read carefully. My bad.

Create a new directory. Don't use the directory that I specified.



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Don't touch the System Domain
Authored by: alunapr on Oct 29, '02 04:55:55AM
Sorry, but I really would not encourage people to do this.

The Mac OSX file system is divided into 'domains': System, Local, User and Network. The System domain can only be touch by root (not admin), and consists of the /System folder and parts of /Applications. The local domain includes /Library and is modifiable by admin. The User domain consists of the current user's home directory. As admin, if you want to add startup items they should go in /Library/StartupItems, as the hints says (it works fine).

Here is what Apple says about /System (from 'System Overview'):
The part of the system domain containing the Apple-provided files essential to a bootable system. It includes resources such as system frameworks and fonts. Only the "root" user can modify the contents of this directory; users with "admin" group privileges cannot modify it. Never try to change what is in this directory because doing so could render the system unbootable; for that reason, enabling the root user is discouraged. Note that Apple-provided applications and documentation are not put here.


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Authored by: john_e on Oct 29, '02 05:36:29AM

No, never modify /System unless you have a VERY good reason to do so.

There is a /Library/StartupItems folder, USE IT. Always modify the least
important of two files, if any of the two modifications may be used.


Regards,
John



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Authored by: john_e on Oct 30, '02 06:11:03AM

Actually, there might NOT be a /Library/StartupItems folder. Especially if you have a clean install of the OS. No to worry though, just create one with that name and you're good to go.

Sorry for not mentioning this in the hint.

Either create the folder in the Finder or do:
mkdir /Library/StartupItems

in the terminal.


Regards,
John



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