From IT Mission Linux Tips, Hacks, Tutorials, Howtos -

Main: Chkconfig-alternative-for-Ubuntu-Server

Best alternative IMHO is sysv-rc-conf To install just need to run the command:

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

Once installed run the command:

sudo sysv-rc-conf

For example to stop ssh at levels 3 and 5 of execution:

sysv-rc-conf-off level 35 ssh

Atd to start in runlevels 2,3,4 and 5:

sysv-rc-conf on atd

If you want to know more:

man sysv-rc-conf

The equivalent to chkconfig is update-rc.d
update-rc.d <service> defaults
update-rc.d <service> start 20 3 4 5
update-rc.d -f <service>  remove

Retrieved from
Page last modified on December 02, 2014, at 05:47 AM