Newbie question - how do I start a program at boot?

Dec 22, 2014
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I am trying to run minidlna at boot. I have the daemon built, tested, and it works. I've been struggling with getting it to run at boot. I am an experienced linux admin but none of that knowledge applies to the way OS X boots.

What's the simplest way to run a single daemon at boot? There's no equivalent of inittab or rc.local that I can find and my attempts at writing various plist scripts have produced nothing - no errors, no messages, and no running daemons.

Right now I'm working with 10.6 if that makes a difference.

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