Remove services from upstart

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http://askubuntu.com – I have mysql installed (from repos) on a development machine (laptop) and I don't need the daemon running on every boot. I've copied /etc/init/mysql.conf to /etc/init/mysql.conf.old and then removed everything following the "start on" line. However, upon reboot, I can no longer start mysqld through upstart: $ sudo service mysql start start: Unknown job: mysql This also fails (trying anything at this point): $ sudo service mysql restart stop: Unknown job: mysql start: Unknown job: mysql This is my upstart script: (in its entirety) # /etc/init/mysql.conf .... start on stop on starting r (HowTos)