Re: Services in Debian
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 00:08:05 -0400
Hal Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 10 April 2005 11:33 pm, Robert Storey wrote:
> > On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 22:25:25 -0400
> > Hal Vaughan <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Could someone please tell me if my understanding of this is
> > > correct?
> > >
> > You can also do it manually, but that is a nuisance. Basically, you
> > do this - to prevent apache from starting:
> > update-rc.d apache remove
> > To add apache back in so it auto-starts again:
> > update-rc.d apache defaults
> Is this a "Debian" thing? I've never heard of this before as well,
> and the books I read and learned sys admin stuff from were all Red
> Hat based (and not one of them mentioned it), so that's why I'm
Yes, this is Debian specific. Kind of a pity that the major distros
can't agree on a common way to start up services.
> > The Debian manual has more details, but the above will probably suit
> > your needs.
> I've found Debian HOWTOs, but I had never seen a Debian manual.
> Again, thanks for pointing that out.
I should have been more specific - I'm referring to the excellent Debian
Reference Manual by Osamu Aoki. You can find it here: