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I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I am not able to install sysv-rc package. Tried to install from deb package but there are so many dependencies that I failed by downloading them one by one.

Why sysv-rc package is not anymore supported in ubuntu 18? I tried also apt-get install rcconf, but it is not found anymore too.

Is there any alternative for sysv-rc-conf or maybe a solution to install this package in ubuntu 18?

  • This seems like an XY question. You seem to be asking about changing init (which is an unwise course of action) instead of asking about the real problem you are trying to solve. If you wish to manage startup services, then use systemd targets - it is not difficult. – user535733 Jan 2 at 13:53
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SysV was replaced by systemd.

You can get some background information why in this article for example https://fossbytes.com/systemd-vs-sys-v-vs-upstart/

And here is a cheatsheet to get you started with systemd https://www.2daygeek.com/sysvinit-vs-systemd-cheatsheet-systemctl-command-usage/#

  • Useful fact:Systemd became the Ubuntu init in 2015. – user535733 Jan 2 at 13:48
  • Yes, it surprises people who migrate from 14.04 which was last LTS without systemd – marosg Jan 7 at 8:35

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