I'm using Linux Mint 18 XFCE and installed Apache, MySQL and PHP packages to make local development.

Apache and MySQL services are always active and start from the beginning.

How can I disable those service to do not start at the beginning? The idea is that whenever I want to work locally I'll start both services using something like:

sudo service apache2 start && sudo service mysql start
  • 1
    Remove them from init.d / systemd
    – 123
    Oct 7 '16 at 13:36
  • I see no reason to downvote.
    – Archemar
    Oct 7 '16 at 14:09

You should disable them using either systemctl (if you're using systemd) or update-rc.d:

systemctl disable apache2 mysql


update-rc.d apache2 disable
update-rc.d mysql disable
  • 1
    It worked using systemctl. Oct 7 '16 at 14:09

This may depend on your init system. Try one of these:

chkconfig apache2 off
systemctl disable apache2
insserv -r apache2

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