Setting up a daemon on Debian

Debian comes along with a nifty little script to add all the symbolic links you need to the /etc/rc.* directories. Run the following,

/usr/sbin/update-rc.d mysql.server defaults 99

This will create the links starting [K|S]99mysql.server in the relevant directories. Do a man update-rc.d to find out more about it.

This would appear to be possible on Ubuntu aswell since it came from Debian.