[lubuntu-users] About sysv-rc-conf services tool

Harry Putnam reader at newsguy.com
Fri Jan 26 01:25:21 UTC 2018

Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> writes:

> On 01/25/2018 11:47 AM, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> Setup:
>> A newish install of lubuntu, as guest in vbox vm, hosted on a
>> solaris-11 host running openindiana (illumos-based)
>> lubuntu-17.10
>> Virtualbox - 5.2.6
>> With the default (as installed) /etc/apt/sources.list in place, using
>> `aptitude' (similar to apt-get), I'm unable to find the application
>> `sysv-rc-conf' on any of the servers.
>> aptitude search sysv-rc-conf shows no hits.
>> Even a wider search using just `sysv-' returns only a few python pkgs
>> that have that string in them.
>> `sysv-rc-conf is a very handy services and runlevel manager that I am
>> accustomed to using.
>> Are there other repos or pkg servers I can add to my sources.list that
>> might have that particular tool?
>> It used to be available on ubuntu pkg servers.
>> It is available on sourceforge.net... but I'm a little hesitant to try
>> to install it since it has apparently been removed from ubuntu pkg
>> servers for some reason. 
> Hi,
> systemd is the reason, most likely.  You will have to use another distro
> such as Devuan OR learn the new systemd way.  I am not an advocate for
> systemd so I would not be a resource for it.

Thanks for that input..
>From my dredging around with google reading descriptions of folks
explaining how to view that kind of stuff under systemd, it sounds
like you can view services, or you can view run levels but apparenly
there is not one tool that shows both and allows settings to be made.

I like sysv just because I kind of halfway understand what is
happening ... I am a longtime gentoo user until recently and they
still are sysv ... although, of course you can chose systemd if you
want to.  But even during a long time on gentoo, I nearly always had a
testing debian vm running somewhere to tinker with, but only recently
ventured off into lubuntu.

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