equivalent of chkconfig

João M. S. Silva joao.m.santos.silva at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 13:56:46 UTC 2015

The specific problem here is that modemmanager depends on network-manager:

$ cat /etc/init/modemmanager.conf
start on starting network-manager
stop on stopped network-manager

But I don't need network-manager and all of its dependencies on this server.

I'd just like to start modemmanager at boot without network-manager 
installed. But this seems not possible unless I manually edit the .conf 

On 08/17/2015 02:24 PM, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> Am Montag, den 17.08.2015, 12:38 +0100 schrieb João M. S. Silva:
>> does it mean I'm not using systemd? I don't seem to have systemd
>> installed (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS).
> update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d are tools for package maintainers only (to
> be used from pre/postinst scripts) and only applies to sysv-init
> scripts ...
> if you need to prevent an upstart service from starting on boot you need
> to create a .override files containing the word "manual", as described
> in your askubuntu links. i dont think there exists a tool to do that for
> you (and such a tool would be quite overkill to replace a one liner
> anyway :) )
> note that by debian policy a service shipped in a deb is required to
> always start, the debian assumption is that you uninstall the deb if you
> do not want to run the service ([1] has some details).
> ciao
> 	oli
> [1]
> http://blog.zugschlus.de/archives/974-Debians-Policy-rc.d-infrastructure-explained.html

João M. S. Silva

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