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How to stop automatically running services?

Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi.
I have some services running automatically on Ubuntu 7.10 and in my case it is PostgreSQL database.
In general, how to forbid services from running automatically in Ubuntu?
Thanks.
Anand Hariharan
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Tweak scripts located at /etc/rcn.d

For a service such as postgresql, n = 3.


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Stefan Wagner
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For Ubuntu, it is most probably Runlevel 2, and /etc/rc2.d/S??postgresql-* .


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Tim Holloway
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The entries in the rc.n directories are aliases (softlinks) to the master scripts. You want to remove both the SnnServicename and the KnnServicename from all the numbered runlevel directories.

In Red Hat/Feodora, there's a magic comment in the initscript that specifies run level information (it's also done in SuSe, but slightly differently). You can turn services on and off via a gui command or via the chkconfig utility, like so:

chkconfig --level 345 postgresql off

Occasionally, Ubuntu adopts Red Hat stuff, so you might want to see if that works.


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Stefan Wagner
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Ah yes - there is a helper-tool

with a different version number probably in your case.
 
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