After my migration to Ubuntu, I would often find myself trying to use the service command at an Ubuntu command prompt.
With some digging, I might have found two different implementations in Ubuntu, trying to provide the service command's functionality, in the packages:
After taking an overnight flight to London, Rick Clark and I were on the Gatwick Express heading into Canonical's office in London. We decided that the Ubuntu Server would very much benefit from a clean implementation of the traditional Red Hat service command, installed by default.
And thus, /usr/bin/service is now provided by sysvinit-utils (2.86.ds1-59ubuntu4) in Intrepid. This provides a convenient wrapper for running things like:
- service apache2 restart
- service --status-all