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Re: Standard way to disable services

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 01:21:45PM +0200, Harald Braumann wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 19:27:27 +0200
> Luk Claes <luk@debian.org> wrote:
> > Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 02:11:26PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > >> Le samedi 26 juillet 2008 à 13:18 +0200, Harald Braumann a écrit :
> > >>> 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.
> > > 
> > >> The standard way is to remove the symlinks in /etc/rc?.d
> > > 
> > > No, the standard way is to *rename* the S symlinks to K symlinks.
> > 
> > One draw back is that it's not obvious what used to be an S link if
> > you want to reenable them, that's why I rename them to s symlinks...
> That's what sysv-rc-conf takes care of. It saves information about the
> original symlinks, so you can restore them later.

sysv-rc-conf is just simple convienience tool.  It is nowhere near
standard tool.  (I used to be sponsor and uploader of this package.)

Standard tool to control service in /etc/init.d is the editor.

Luk's solution is very smart work around.  As good is note in root's
home directory :)  Then we can stay with popular method of using K
symlinks or even use missing symlinks which should be legal but not so
popular configuration. 



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