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Old 05-03-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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deleting items in /etc/init.d???

can this be done?? example bind9 is in there but i dont need it or want it as well as other things im sure...and why is it there but synaptic does not list it as being installed??
completely clueless and new to linux
Old 05-03-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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u can open files in a terminal window with an editor eg
gedit /etc/xxxxxx/ &
and delete the contents.
But IMO I really wouldnt go deleting files until u r really sure that u don`t need them.
There is, no doubt, another way to delete things.....but whichever way u do it, as I say be sure that it`s not something that u might need at a later date
Old 05-05-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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The better way would be to check and see if those packages are installed if so get rid of the whole package and free up disk space as well.
Old 05-05-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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the scripts in init.d are called depending on the links present in /etc/rc#.d, where # is runlevel. you can edit the rc#.d manually, or use a gui app like ksysv (should be in your KDE menu). there is also a debian-specific app, called update-rc.d:

an alternative may be to rename the scripts or reset them to non-executable, making it easier to revert if something goes wrong.


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