managing services in ubuntu

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 27 21:52:22 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 02:15:49PM +0100, Mark Cooke wrote:
> Erik Bågfors wrote:
> >>>How does one manage services in ubuntu (control which services get 
> >>>started at
> >>>boot for each runlevel, stop and start services)?
> >>
> >>By modifying the symlinks in /etc/rc?.d.
> or the correct method would for debian would be to run update-rc.d on 
> whatever service you require, best to read man update-rc.d or if you 
> want a graphical gtk2 version, install gnome-system-tools run : 
> services-admin

This is a common misunderstanding; the correct method in Debian is to modify
the symlinks.  update-rc.d is a tool used by packages to install and remove
the links when a package is installed or removed.

 - mdz

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