F8 is getting *really* sysadmin-hostile

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Nov 15 19:01:41 UTC 2007

Once upon a time, John Poelstra <poelstra at redhat.com> said:
> chkconfig --del NetworkManager

This will not have the desired effect.  _Never_ use "chkconfig --del"
manually (unless you are manually uninstalling non-RPM-packaged

You want "chkconfig NetworkManager off".

The problem with using --del is that it removes all references to
NetworkManager in the rc?.d directories.  The next time there is an
update to the NetworkManager RPM, it will run "chkconfig --add", which
will reset it to the default (which is to start on boot).  If you
instead turn it off, chkconfig will see it as already installed and do

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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