[clug] Starting services in ubuntu

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Wed May 11 02:03:25 GMT 2005

Crosskey, Jason (DPS) wrote:
> Does ubuntu have any commands like service and chkcfg in RH to start
> services. I was trying to start apache using /etc/init.d/apache2 but
> didn't work. I also couldn't find the start script in rc3.d. Do I need
> to create a link the old way?
> Regards,
> Jason

And, don't forget that in Debian (from which Ubuntu is derived),
unlike almost every other flavour of Linux/Unix, almost all services
are started out of rc2.d (ie. the default initial run-level is 2 -
even for full graphical environment).

RedHat (and Fedora) seem to use the more usual Unixy run-level 3
for standard startup (and less usual 5 for graphical startup).

Debian have to do things "the Debian way" - just because.


Bob Edwards.

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