I am new to posting here and am unfamiliar with the protocols. I saw a reference here 16.10 rc.local does not exist and tried using that command
The command was
sudo systemctl enable rc-local.service
That command, for me, in 16.10 MATE provides the following (can't work out the formatting here, regrets:
$ sudo systemctl enable rc-local.service [sudo] password for chris: The unit files have no installation config (WantedBy, RequiredBy, Also, Alias settings in the [Install] section, and DefaultInstance for template units). This means they are not meant to be enabled using systemctl. Possible reasons for having this kind of units are: 1) A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's .wants/ or .requires/ directory. 2) A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which has a requirement dependency on it. 3) A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer, D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...). 4) In case of template units, the unit is meant to be enabled with some instance name specified.
Reboot has no effect.