[Cialug] debian sarge

David Champion dave at visionary.com
Fri Jun 3 11:43:31 CDT 2005

The service command is just a script, it could easily be used on a 
Debian system.

Really all it does is saves you a small amount of typing.

service httpd restart

... is similar to typing:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

... I did the latter for a long time before I discovered the service 
script (or before the service script existed).


Dave J. Hala Jr. wrote:
> Yeah, the redhat service command is handy. I also prefer the way redhat
> configures the networking. 
> On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 10:37, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
>>It was you who showed me the light.  
>>I was pretty stuck on redhat based distros (that service command is handy)
>>until you showed us MythTV setup with Debian.  Of course the Sarge
>>installation helps too.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Theron Conrey [mailto:theron at conrey.org] 
>>Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 8:40 AM
>>To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
>>Subject: Re: [Cialug] debian sarge
>>*cough* PRIMATIVE?!?!??!? if I had a vine I'd swing over there....... :)
>>Nathan C. Smith wrote:
>>>I'll be interested too, I'm trying Debian on a couple machines as well 
>>>and it is a little more clean (primitive?) than things like fedora, 
>>>mepis and ubuntu.
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Dan Hockey [mailto:icepuck2k at mchsi.com]
>>>Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 6:29 PM
>>>To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
>>>Subject: [Cialug] debian sarge
>>>I installed a working base system of sarge today :-) ,and now I'm 
>>>to figure out how to start and stop background services from the command 
>>>line. Is there something else I need to install to do this? I managed to 
>>>install smb,cups, and apache. This is my first working install of debian 
>>>so pardon some of the lame debian questions I'll be asking.

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