[hobbit] Mac osx startup script?

David Baldwin david.baldwin at ausport.gov.au
Fri May 29 01:50:17 CEST 2009

Rob McBroom wrote:
> On 2009-May-19, at 4:04 PM, William Ottley wrote:
>> I have the xymon client running on a mac osx, and I'm now looking to  
>> find a
>> way for the client to run at startup.
> You'll probably want to use launchd to run it. See the man pages for  
> `launchd` and `launchd.plist`. There's a nice tool called [Lingon][1]  
> that will help you create the property list.

Here are some files I've been playing with to get hobbit client
launching under OSX 10.5.


I put hobbitclient into /etc/defaults rather than /etc/default (which
doesn't exist on OSX).

Then you need to load the launchd plist:
$ sudo -s
# launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.xymon.client.plist
# launchctl start com.xymon.client

reboot to be sure to be sure it works on startup.

Still need to get back to completing an OSX package of the client. Maybe
next week...


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