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Old 05-01-2002, 05:05 PM   #1
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chkconfig has spoiled me?


Anyone know about the "chkconfig" utility that comes on my red hat box?

Well, I'm quite accustomed to using it to enable/disable services on startup.

But, I have to setup a server with SuSE 7.0, and it doesn't appear to have this utility. So, what can I do?

For example, if I want to enable httpd, smbd, or sshd on startup, normally I would do a chkconfig command. How would I accomplish this task without chkconfig?
 
Old 05-01-2002, 06:42 PM   #2
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I think all that chkconfig does is add and remove symlinks in the "/etc/rc.d" subdirectories.

Maybe you can install "chkconfig" on your Suse system.

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Old 05-01-2002, 07:54 PM   #3
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I found that if there is no utility to stop/start services I am using command line alone, as follows
/etc/init.d/service start
/etc/init.d/service stop
Substitute service for lpd, portmap, etc.

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Old 05-01-2002, 08:20 PM   #4
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Well, I just deleted the "S" file in the runlevel that I'm in, and now that service doesn't start anymore.

The only problem is if I want it to start again, it's gone, and I'd have to create a new symlink, which I'm not sure I want to be playing around with on a regular basis.

I'm not sure if the service I was concerned about has a /etc/init.d/service stop/start ability. (The service is identd, which I wanted to shut off since it keeps a port open).
 
Old 05-01-2002, 08:32 PM   #5
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The init scripts will only be started if they begin with "S", right? Instead of deleting them, rename the ones you want to disable by prepending a letter (say, "D" for disabled) to the beginning of the script's name. If you want to enable it at a later date, just remove the letter.

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Old 05-01-2002, 11:02 PM   #6
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I'm not certain of this but I believe SuSE uses YAST to control services.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 04:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by DMR
The init scripts will only be started if they begin with "S", right? Instead of deleting them, rename the ones you want to disable by prepending a letter (say, "D" for disabled) to the beginning of the script's name. If you want to enable it at a later date, just remove the letter.
S for start, K for kill, usually 'SNNservice' and 'KNNservice' where NN is a number from 00 to 99 - that controls the order in which the services are started or stopped when you switch runlevels.
 
  


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