Speaking of Linuxconf, I downloaded the RPM's off the linuxconf homepage for
I'm running SuSE 6.2 so I selected the SuSE 6.1 RPM's cause theres none for
but when I try to install them I'm getting the following error:
error: failed dependencies:
libncurses.so.3.0 is needed by linuxconf-1.16r7-1
libpng.so.0 is needed by linuxconf-1.16r7-1
both of those dependencies are installed because I downloaded them as well
via Freshmeat and when I tried to install them I got an error telling me
that it conflicts with the existing installation.
Anyone got any ideas what the matter might be?
Also had a similar problem with majordomo.rpm, which was looking for
shadowutils, despite tham being installed also. I decided for the hell of it
(non critical machine) to forcibly replace the SuSE shadow utils with the
RedHat ones and majordomo installed fine.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 21 November 1999 00:16
To: Raymond Kelly; Fergal Daly
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] ESAT Clear Surf No Limits
At 21:36 20/11/99 +0000, Raymond Kelly wrote:
>Fergal Daly wrote:
>>>> You can also just set up a ppp network connection in Linuxconf, takes
>> 5 seconds,
>>It may be fine for just setting up ppp but as a general rule!
>Don't use Linuxconf! especially on a "production" machine.
>>Never trust a program which asks you to save changes when you're just
>browsing the current setup, Windoze Control panel stuff generally
>doesn't even do that.
>Also the more development oriented ppl on this list may have something
>to add based on the fact that it's compiled from x thousand lines of C
>as opposed to being built from some form of a scripting language.
I think ppp is about the only thing I've ever configured with it and it
works just fine. "Mission critical" needs to be done by hand - if you can't
figure out how to set it up by hand then you probably shouldn't set it up
(security wise anyway). Still it's quite slick in some ways - as far as I
know if you write a module for linuxconf you don't have to care whether the
user is using a text, X, or web interface.
On the C vs Scripting I'd imagine linuxconf has a whole load of builtins
specifically for manipulating config files (most of them follow a fairly
similar format), making life somewhat easier,
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