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Recommended way to disable/enable services?

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anticapitalista
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Re: Recommended way to disable/enable services?

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Post by anticapitalista » Thu May 09, 2019 9:38 am

dreamer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:16 am
Boot-Up Manager is a bit dated, but as far as I can tell it's fully functional. I hope MX devs package Boot-Up Manager for a Debian Buster based release. Since it's based on sysvinit and not systemd it's unlikely that BUM would suddenly stop working due to low-level breaking changes.
Unfortunately, bum is not in the Debian buster or sid repos, so MX would have to provide its own package.

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https://packages.debian.org/stable/bum
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Re: Recommended way to disable/enable services?

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Post by BV206 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 pm

I forgot all about BUM. I remember *buntu used to have it but they dropped it for some reason. It might not be supported any longer. It's in the MXPI under stable.

Another service I don't need or want that I left out of my list was rpcbind.
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Re: Recommended way to disable/enable services?

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Post by Duliwi » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:23 am

@BV206

Thank you for this list in #1.

I was able to deactivate:

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bluetooth (computer doesn't have bluetooth)
saned (no scanner)
cups (no printer)
cups-browsed (no network printer)
avahi-daemon (no network printer or file server)
samba (no network file server)
nmbd (no network file server)
smbd (no network file server)
nfs-kernel-server (no network file server)
But I failed with:

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nfs-common (no network file server)
pppd-dns (no dial-up modem)
ModemManager (no dial-up modem)
When sould I use (or not use) or for what is this good for:

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sudo sysv-rc-conf
sudo rcconf
sudo update-rc.d [service] disable
sudo systemctl disable --now [service]

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