I'm trying to disable a service:

$ sudo update-rc.d mysql disable
update-rc.d: warning:  start runlevel arguments (none) do not match mysql Default-Start values (2 3 4 5)
update-rc.d: warning:  stop runlevel arguments (none) do not match mysql Default-Stop values (0 1 6)
 System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/mysql do not exist.

What does that mean? How can I disable it then?


It means that the service in the SysVInit system is not enabled. The mysql is rather started through upstart in /etc/init.

To disable auto start of mysql.

echo "manual" > /etc/init/mysql.override 
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  • that file doesn't exist. – Alan Coromano Mar 12 '16 at 17:03
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    Yes, correct. You have to create it. – Thomas Mar 12 '16 at 19:02

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