F9: Problem with Services tool
cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Fri Jul 11 19:38:37 UTC 2008
On Friday 11 July 2008 20:38, Dan Thurman wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
> > On Friday 11 July 2008 16:31, Dan Thurman wrote:
> > > Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> > > > Somehow, the system-conf-services tool stopped working.
> > > > Starting this brings up the tool, it hangs with a blank list
> > > > and 'No services selected' in a greyed out right panel.
> > > >
> > > > I tried to remove and reinstall system-conf-services but
> > > > it does not help.
> > > >
> > > > What can I do to fix this?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks!
> > > > Dan
> > >
> > > Isn't there anyone that can help me solve this one? I am really
> > > pulling out my hair over this supposedly *simple* program
> > > and I cannot for the life of me figure out why this sucker hangs!
> > >
> > > Please tell me what I can do to debug this sucker to understand
> > > WHY it hangs. I have an strace but who wants it? What does
> > > system-config-services require for proper functioning?
> > >
> > > Yes, I have pored over the man pages and it mentions hanging
> > > but *very* limited data. FYI: it worked until I did *something*
> > > (like install many packages) and somehow it broke it.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Dan
> > Hi Dan. I don't know why the services tool stopped working for you,
> > but /sbin/chkconfig is the CLI tool to stop and start services, and
> > looking
> > in synaptic on my FC2 install under system-config-services, chkconfig
> > is a
> > dep for it, so it looks like system-config-services is just a graphical
> > frontend to chkconfig.
> > What do you get if you su to root on the CLI, and run chkconfig? It
> > should
> > give you the following options.
> > [root at localhost djmons]# /sbin/chkconfig
> > chkconfig version 1.3.9 - Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Red Hat, Inc.
> > This may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU Public
> > License.
> > usage: chkconfig --list [name]
> > chkconfig --add <name>
> > chkconfig --del <name>
> > chkconfig [--level <levels>] <name> <on|off|reset>)
> > [root at localhost djmons]#
> > /sbin/chkconfig --list shows the current state of all services
> > It may be worth a look, as chkconfig appears to be the backend to the
> > system-config-services GUI.
> > 2¢ worth of perhaps nothing.
> > Nigel.
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> Funnyingly, chkconfig was the only tool that saved me in
> en/disabling services that I did not want and yes, it works.
> I wonder, however, if chkconfig is improperly set for
> s-c-s to be able to hook to it. Hm.
> # chkconfig -v
> chkconfig version 1.3.37
Obviously my chkconfig version is ancient, as it's on FC2, see below.
[root at localhost djmons]# /sbin/chkconfig -v
chkconfig version 1.3.9
[root at localhost djmons]#
Not sure how to determine the permissions, as you show below, but my reply was
simply to get some verification that chkconfig was working as expected.
> -rwxr-xr-x root root system_u:object_r:bin_t:s0 /sbin/chkconfig
> Other than the version difference, it looks ok to me, how about you?
Sorry for not being able to suggest a solution to your problem.
It doesn't help, that I havn't yet installed F 9. It does take some time on
dialup to DL the iso's, so at the moment have no chance of reproducing your
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