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From: Buchan Milne (bgmilnecae.co.za)
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 06:17:38 CST
Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Buchan Milne wrote:
> 1. Have a look at Ximian Setup Tools (somewhere under the homepage)
I haven't looked at them for a while, do they're probably worth a look
again, but AFAIK this is just more duplication of effort, it doesn't
provide any advantages linuxconf/webmin/Mandrake Control Center don't have.
> 2. Needing a daemon to access the configuration brings up many
> boot-strapping problems, and also complicates the system (think about a
> situation where this daemon doesn't work (due to misconfiguration ;-) )
The daemon process would only be required for remote administration. So
you would only screw your server as much as you can by deleting webmin's
config file. Think more in terms of pam.
> 3. Debian's attitude is basically to treat config files differently.
> You can uninstall a package and keep the configuration files, for
> instance. They also have a common interface for interactive configuration
> of packages, but not much beyond that.
> One thing that debian has and I find lacking with Mandrake is
> documentation of the config files. Everything under /etc/sysconfig is
> simply not documented.
That is true. The format of /etc/sysconfig/desktop has also changed somewhere between 7.1 and 8.1!
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