[clug] Starting services in ubuntu

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Mon May 16 03:00:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 10:08:54AM +1000, David Gibson wrote:
> And like Debian, from which it is derived, it has the update-rc.d
> command which theoretically does something similar to chkconfig.
> However, it's really designed for use from package scripts, not by the
> user, and I, for one, have never figured out how to drive it usefully.

Like you've said, it's best left to being used by package maintenance
scripts. If you want a package to not start on boot, and stay that way
across package upgrades, remove the S link but leave the K link. If you use
update-rc.d to remove *all* the links, when you go to upgrade the package,
it's not able to read your mind and just goes and replaces them again.

apt-get install rcconf 

will yield something a bit like the old Red Hat ntsysv



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