Re: enable/disable flags in /etc/default
On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 05:19:37PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 04:26:23PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >> Isn't update-rc.d the way to configure the rc.d scripts?
> >> > No, it's a way for *maintainer scripts* to manage init scripts.
> >> >> Or am I old-fashioned.
> >> > You are using an interface that was never meant for administrator use.
> >> > Nowadays there's an 'update-rc.d enable/disable', but even that, I think,
> >> > was intended to be a backend for the 'service' command.
> >> So what *is* the proper UI?
> > The sensible abstraction for this is 'service' - but it doesn't appear that
> > service has support for enable/disable yet :(
> Do other distro's use service for this?
> What's the reason update-rc.d is limited to maintainer scripts?
No, they use chkconfig.
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