On 19.07.2012 13:19, Marvin Renich wrote: > * Michael Biebl <email@example.com> [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. -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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