rc.local and some services (e.g. postfix, crond, samba, atd, rhnsd) are not being run at startup

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • It was noticed that postfix, crond, and atd services (among others) are not being started automatically at boot time (or when switching runlevels), despite the fact that each of these services is chkconfiged on. Furthermore, rc.local is also not being run.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • hyperic-hqee-agent, a VMWare service script

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