[lug] debian and sysV init scripts

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Tue Mar 29 18:29:55 MST 2005

On RedHat I've grown accustomed to chkconfig --del <daemon> to remove
the links in the various run levels while leaving
the /etc/init.d/<daemon> script.   I do this when I've installed a
package that I want to be able to start by hand and play with at various
times but that I don't want running by default.

I've tried to get update-rc.d to play nice, but it refuses to do
anything to the run level links when they  already exist.  According to
the man page for update-rc.d, this is by design.  Is there another tool
to allow the manipulation of the links all at once or do I need to just
accept that on debian I'll need to use rm and ln to customize run level
startup once a package is installed?


Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu>

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