I have a problem, because some programs and functions are not working like in Debian 7.

For example:

  • reboot are not sending broadcast message,
  • service [something] [start|stop] not echoing anything,

and I don't know, why it is like this...


Debian 8 uses by default systemd as its init system whereas previous versions used sysVinit. Accordingly you need to use different ways of restarting services.

Use systemctl [start|stop|whatever] something, not service.

Reboot should still send a message. Try shutdown -r instead (the reboot command is a legacy compatibility command with systemd and may go away in the future).

  • Reboot are not sending a message. shutdown -r works ok, but shutdown -r now are not sending a message too... systemctl nginx restart is not working: Unknown operation 'ngingx'. – Nolias Nov 13 '15 at 9:30
  • Sorry, restart should come before the service name, not after. I've edited my answer to reflect that. – wurtel Nov 13 '15 at 13:42

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