[lug] debian and sysV init scripts

Phil Rasch pjr at supstitches.com
Wed Mar 30 00:39:36 MST 2005

Have you tried the "-f" option to update-rc.d? I use it for some tasks
but havent tried it for an override of the run levels.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 07:29:55PM -0600, Hugh Brown wrote:
> 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
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