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Re: Standard way to disable services

Am Samstag, 26. Juli 2008 schrieb Harald Braumann:
> Hi,
> quite often I just want to disable a service in /etc/init.d. But there
> doesn't seem to be a standard way to do that.
> Many services have a file in /etc/defaults, where the service can be
> disabled. In that case, however, the service also can't be started
> manually.
> In http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=+462155 I was told
> to use sysv-rc-conf. I didn't know that tool before. But it seems a
> reasonable option.
> I usually end up removing the execute bit, as this is the simplest
> solution and the service can still be started manually.
> Shouldn't there be some default way in Debian to disable services?
> post-install scripts, which ask whether the service should be enabled
> should adhere to it and it should be supported by tools and also
> mentioned in the manual.
> sysv-rc-conf would be one option, in which case it would have to have
> priority required. The other option being removing the executable bit.
> I would be content with either, but I think it would be a good idea to
> agree on a standard.
> Cheers,
> harry

Hi Harry,

try "rcconf". Just install the paqckage "rcconf", then start "rcconf" as root.

Good luck !


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