This for the “how the hell have I done this job this long & not known this already?” files.
Debian has a file called
/etc/rc.local which runs at the end of all the multi-user boot levels, and which you can therefore put stuff in. I’ve had trouble with
autofs not starting properly on certain machines (there seems to be a correlation with SCSI or SATA rather than IDE drives, although I do not know why this should be), and putting the line
/etc/rc.local, whilst arguably a hack, does the trick just fine.
Especially baffled that I didn’t know of this file because I’ve had to do stuff like this in the past, and have horribly misused
In totally unconnected, and not even slightly tech-related news: a bunch of my cycling friends are riding 1200km in 90hrs in France this week, for fun. (I was hoping to go as well but didn’t qualify - although given the vile weather they’ve had this might be for the best.) They’re all doing fantastically well, especially given the awful conditions, & I’ve been following their progress all week with much excitement (one person has finished already, in 60hrs!). Finish deadline is 4pm French time tomorrow. Allez allez!