"insserv" is not installed, yes it is, no it isn't.

Asked by Sandy Wills on 2012-11-27

I used "chkconfig -A -l" to see what it told me (still learning about Linux), then tried to use "insserv" to stop a service that I thought was unnecessary. The following was copy-and-pasted from a terminal session:
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sandy@sandy-linux:~$ insserv -h
The program 'insserv' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install insserv
sandy@sandy-linux:~$ sudo apt-get install insserv
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
insserv is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
sandy@sandy-linux:~$ insserv
The program 'insserv' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install insserv
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The program is not installed. Yes it is. No it is not. "sudo insserv" asked for my password but then still said that insserv was not installed......

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2012-11-28

What is the output of:

sudo updatedb; lsb_release -a; uname -a; locate insserv

Thanks

Sandy Wills (sandydejax) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to help!
uname was the only one I already knew the result of, and sudo updatedb took a long time but appeared to have no effect:

sandy@sandy-linux:~$ uname -a
Linux sandy-linux 2.6.32-45-generic #99-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 16 16:31:11 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
sandy@sandy-linux:~$ sudo updatedb
[sudo] password for sandy:
sandy@sandy-linux:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
sandy@sandy-linux:~$ locate insserv
/etc/insserv
/etc/insserv.conf
/etc/insserv.conf.d
/etc/bash_completion.d/insserv
/etc/insserv/overrides
/usr/lib/insserv
/usr/lib/insserv/insserv
/usr/sbin/update-bootsystem-insserv
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d-insserv
/usr/share/insserv
/usr/share/doc/insserv
/usr/share/doc/insserv/README
/usr/share/doc/insserv/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/insserv/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/insserv/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/insserv/copyright
/usr/share/insserv/check-archive-initd-scripts
/usr/share/insserv/check-initd-order
/usr/share/insserv/make-testsuite
/usr/share/insserv/overrides
/usr/share/insserv/seq-changes
/usr/share/insserv/overrides/devfsd
/usr/share/insserv/overrides/hotplug
/usr/share/insserv/overrides/hotplug-net
/usr/share/insserv/overrides/initrd-tools.sh
/usr/share/insserv/overrides/modutils
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/insserv
/usr/share/man/man8/insserv.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/update-rc.d-insserv.8.gz
/var/lib/insserv
/var/lib/dpkg/info/insserv.conffiles
/var/lib/dpkg/info/insserv.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/insserv.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/insserv.postinst
sandy@sandy-linux:~$

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Hi ,

please take the time to read here about package insserv and what this package do
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+package/insserv

Also have a read at this bug : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/insserv/+bug/467000

before you attempt to use this program.

Thanks

The updatedb made a database of all your files, for it to be effective you need to update it so that it reflects the current files.

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