rc.local deprecated

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rc.local deprecated

The old friend rc.local has been in Debian 10 deprecated. Using Debian 10 Buster we can find a new way to keep using a rc.local startup script, though.

In this example we want to disable bluetooth, as every time the system boots up is bluetooth enabled.

systemd Service

We create a systemd unit, that will launch a oneshot script located in /usr/local/bin/

File: /etc/systemd/system/local-starttasks.service

[Service]
Type=oneshot
RemainAfterExit=yes
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/rc.local

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

[Unit]
Wants=bluetooth.service
After=bluetooth.service

Then we can enable it running:

systemctl enable local-starttasks.service

To finish the example, this is the content of our new rc.local script:

File /usr/local/bin/rc.local

#!/bin/bash
echo disable > /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth

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