Disabled services are automatically re-enabled on update

OS Name/Version:
Ubuntu 18.04

Product Name/Version:
AMP Professional - every last update

Problem Description:
I have previously disabled some of the services, including ampinstmgr itself when I’m not currently using the server as I would like to manually start the service when I need it so save resources. However, after apt update all services are re-enabled.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Step 1
    Disable any AMP service with systemctl disable ampinstmgr
  • Step 2
    Update the AMP software via apt upgrade.
  • Step 3
    Observe any disabled services have been re-enabled to start automatically.

Actions taken to resolve so far:
None. I’m mostly just wondering if there’s a way to stop this from happening.

This is intentional. If you don’t want AMP to run on startup, flip the ‘start on boot’ flag for the main ADS instance via ampinstmgr setstartboot.

I’ll give that a try. Will that prevent the ampfirewall and amptasks services from starting as well?

No, but they won’t actually have anything to do if AMP isn’t running so they’re moot.

Ah… I’d still prefer they didn’t run at all, I guess I can just run a script after every update to disable them. Thanks for your help.