Debian and Raspbian Rcconf: manage programs at boot.

debian-logoHow to list / change / remove programs at startup on Debian

Here it is How to check which programs or services run at boot of your linux box.

The rcconf utility makes a great job, but first of all we need to install it, as it os not bundled together with debian or raspbian, this is because a real man should use the command line to do this…

What the raspberry has to do with all this? Well I’ve noticed that the poor raspberry is going out of memory for too much services at defaults, and i want to reduce the load removing what is not needed like SMB filesharing. Simple.

anyway, let’s install it first

root@raspberrypi:/etc/init.d# apt-get install rcconf
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl libauthen-pam-perl libblas3gf libio-pty-perl liblapack3gf
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
rcconf
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 23.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 135 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main rcconf all 2.5 [23.9 kB]
Fetched 23.9 kB in 0s (67.4 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package rcconf.
(Reading database ... 86528 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking rcconf (from .../archives/rcconf_2.5_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up rcconf (2.5) ...

All fine, let’s start using it now. 

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Author: Giuseppe Urso

Giuseppe lives in Haarlem now with his shiny dog, Filippa In 1982 received his first home computer, a Commodore 64, followed by Datasette and a 1541 Floppy Disk Drive. In 1999 he installed his first Linux distro (LRH6). In 2006 he switched to Debian as favourite OS. Giuseppe Urso actively sustains the Free Software Fundation and his founder Richard Mattew Stallman, he speaks to people trying to convince them to join the fight now, and about how important is to use Free Software only. He has a job as Infra Specialist at Hippo Enterprise Java Cms an Open Source Enterprise class Content Management System, one of the coolest company ever, in Amsterdam. He's always ready to install Debian on other people computers for free.

2 thoughts on “Debian and Raspbian Rcconf: manage programs at boot.”

  1. Хубаво, ама да беше обяснил как се работи с тази програма. Инсталирах я, но след това какво?

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