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I installed a new SLES 12 SP1 VM from the scratch with memcached from https://memcached.org/.

My question: On SLES 12 the /etc/init.d/<service> notation has gone. It is now provided by the program service name flags. How can I add memcached to the service list so it is also seen by YAST and set the runlevel in order memcached is started when the VM starts.

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Hm, it was easier than I thought:

  1. In the build memcached-1.4.27/script directory there is the file memcached.service
  2. Copy this into the /usr/lib/systemd/system directory which contains all service files.
  3. Create in the /etc/sysconfig directory the environment file memcached - as referenced in memcached.service with the following content in order YAST and the system can start memcached:

Example of the memcached file:

PORT=11211
USER=root
CACHESIZE=1000
MAXCONN=1024

That's it. Open YAST, search for memcached and enable it.

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