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Old 02-13-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question prevent LAMP from starting up at bootup

How do I prevent apache2, mysql, and php from running at bootup?

Then when I want to do development, how do I start them all up again?

Old 02-13-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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Stuff is started using their scripts in /etc/rcX.d/
Where X is the runlevel. So there is a directory for each runlevel.

You should have a script named in format SNN<name> in each runlevel's directory where script is starting.

You remove these scripts and you stop them from starting. There are a few ways to remove sripts.

update-rc.d -f <app_name> remove
Start applications manually by invoking /etc/init.d/<app_name>

Another utility is called sysv-rc-conf.

Install it:
sudo aptitude install sysv-rc-conf
and invoke it:
Old 02-13-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's a cool tool.

Another question now, why are so many processes started at multiple run levels?


apache, lamp, mysql, php

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