chkconfig command replacement on Ubuntu

From time to time, somebody asks me how come there is no chkconfig command on Ubuntu. Mostly they are Red Hat users. Well, since Ubuntu 12.04, you don`t have chkconfig.

Official Red Hat website explain usage of this chkconfig command with following:

The chkconfig utility is a command-line tool that allows you to specify in which runlevel to start a selected service, as well as to list all available services along with their current setting

There are several replacements, but I choose sysv-rc-config, which is provides you simple interface, in order to enables you user friendly management tool for runlevel manipulation.

Install by using following command:

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

On the end of installation process all you have to do is to start tool:

sudo sysv-rc-conf

Text interface will be opened as you can see on slide 1.

Replacement for chkconfig command on Ubuntu

Slide 1.

Now you are able to manipulate with run levels.

Please, be free to share other alternatives to chkconfig.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting our website.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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