Bug 18477 - chkconfig --del and --add don't work with xinetd service
Summary: chkconfig --del and --add don't work with xinetd service
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: chkconfig (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-05 22:38 UTC by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-05 22:46:03 UTC
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Description Joshua Jensen 2000-10-05 22:38:33 UTC
Not sure if this is a but or not:, but:

[root@joshua /root]# head -1 /etc/xinetd.d/telnet 
# default: on
[root@joshua /root]# grep disable /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
        disable = no
[root@joshua /root]# chkconfig --del telnet
[root@joshua /root]# grep disable /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
        disable = no
[root@joshua /root]# chkconfig --add telnet
[root@joshua /root]# grep disable /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
        disable = no

The man page for chkconfig doesn't mention xinetd services, so I'm not sure
if this is a bug or not.

I see that "chkconfig telnet on" works, even though using "on" without
--level should turn on a service in runlevels 3, 4, and 5.  Since --del and
--add work with the *defined* run-levels as specified by the " #chkconfig:"
lines in /etc/rc.d/init.d/ files, it should (IMHO) work for xinetd services
in simlary fashion (as defined by the "# default: on" line).

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-19 06:30:57 UTC
--add adds the default chkconfig links (i.e, S20foo, K80foo).
--del removes them.

Since there are no links to add/remove for xinetd services,
--add and --del don't do anything for them (similarly, since
xinetd doesn't keep track of runlevels, the --level directive
is ignored for xinetd services.)

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