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Re: How to disable services at startup... and keep them so.

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:14 PM, Arthur Machlas <arthur.machlas@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:09:14 -0600, Preston Boyington wrote:
>>> Camaleón wrote:
>>>> I agree this is the most common place to set the desired variable
>>>> values for the daemon and even the easiest way to turn on/off a service
>>>> at boot time but the thing is that there is not such file for Network
>>>> Manager under "/etc/default/*".
>>> (apologies if this is not what you are asking.  late to the thread)
>>> if you have a GUI environment then couldn't you use Boot-Up Manager?
>>> "aptitude install bum"
>> Well, I was trying to disable -not managing nor manipulating, just turn
>> off- a service using the only (?) tool I've got installed ("update-rc.d"
>> is installed by default, but neither "sysv-rc-conf" nor "bum" are).
> I believe editing LSB headers is the preferred path, but all that you
> suffer is some annoying error messages, so live and let live.

Even though someone posted earlier in this thread that updates respect
editing "/etc/init.d" files, I'm not convinced that all packages
behave that way.

It's safer to use insserv's override mechanism.

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