Missing: System > Administration > Services (system-config-services)

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Within the online Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Deployment Guide, Chapter 11.2. Configuring the services (Located at https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/s1-services-configuring.html). It is stated that you can get to Services via, System → Administration → Services or by typing system-config-services at shell. However I’m unable to run that command, nor find the menu entry. Has it move from this location, or perhaps needs to be activated somehow?

[j@localhost ~]$ system-config-services
bash: system-config-services: command not found

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John,

You will need to install the package to get access to the system-config-services command. Handily, the package is called the same thing as the command.

yum install system-config-services

The package can also be downloaded from here but will likely need dependencies, so you're better to use yum if you have it configured.

Thank you!

Hey John, a pointer for if/when you run in to a similar situation in the future ;-)

[root@tst90 qemu]# yum search system-config-services
Loaded plugins: dellsysid, product-id, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
=========================================== N/S Matched: system-config-services ===========================================
system-config-services.noarch : Utility to start and stop system services
system-config-services-docs.noarch : Documentation for configuring system services

  Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.
[root@tst90 qemu]# yum whatprovides */system-config-services
Loaded plugins: dellsysid, product-id, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
-- -- -- TRUNCATED -- -- --
system-config-services-0.99.45-1.el6.3.noarch : Utility to start and stop system services
Repo        : rhel-x86_64-server-6
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/system-config-services
Filename    : /usr/sbin/system-config-services
Filename    : /usr/share/system-config-services



system-config-services-docs-1.1.8-1.el6.noarch : Documentation for configuring system services
Repo        : rhel-x86_64-server-6
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/share/omf/system-config-services
Filename    : /usr/share/gnome/help/system-config-services

Hi John,

I'm one of the contributors to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Deployment Guide. Thank you very much for taking the time to report this issue. I'm going to update the guide with your feedback and will post a link to the updated content soon.

Bara

Barbora,

The following line is now repeated (in error?) at the end of the paragraph and in the 'Note' box under heading 10.2.1:

The system-config-services utility may be installed by default on your version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Also, I personally think it should read "The system-config-services utility may not be installed..." as the user/reader only needs to take action if it is not installed... but that is personal preference.

Hi,

thank for your feedback! The fixed version will be available soon.

Bara