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Re: Have NetworkManager disabled by default when...

On 19.07.2012 13:19, Marvin Renich wrote:
> * Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> [120718 17:31]:

>> You are probably thinking of "update-rc.d <service> remove", which
>> simply removes the start symlinks, wheres disable renames them from S??
>> to K??. This change is preserved during upgrades and invoke-rc.d
>> correctly handles such services and does't try to start them when
>> disabled this way.
> While "update-rc.d <service> disable" correctly disables a service, what
> most sysadmins want (or so I believe) when they disable a service in
> this manner is to put the service in "manual" mode, which this does not
> do, at least not completely.  In "manual" mode, changes to the runlevel,
> other than halt and reboot, do not stop or start that service.  The
> above command only acts as manual mode as long as the system never
> changes runlevel.

A service which has been disabled via "update-rc.d <service> disable" is
not started or stopped when you change runlevels.

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