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Re: Have NetworkManager disabled by default when...

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> On 18.07.2012 22:32, Wookey wrote:
>> wicd is easy to disable as it has a ENABLE/DISABLE option in
>> /etc/defaults. N-M doesn't so you either have to remove it properly or
>> resort to nobbling the init script.
> Nope, you don't have to "nobble" the init script.
>  Use "update-rc.d network-manager disable".
> That's the proper interface to disable sysv services from starting.
> Those /etc/defaults ENABLE switches are a hack
> Why are people not a aware of that update-rc.d interface? Is this a
> general documentation problem?

I've been under the impression that future upgrades to the package
would re-enable the symlinks whereas /etc/default is not touched by


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