On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 10:36:03AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > And, the whole point of Linuxconf is that you can manage your machine
> > WITHOUT having to go dig through an assload of 'simply edited
> > scripts'. In concept it is no different from the GNOME/KDE control
> > panel tools.
>> You know, if you like that sort of thing, you might want to check into
> Webmin. I know of people who've used both, and consider Webmin head and
> shoulders above the other. Me, I just see messed-up routing tables
> Linuxconf sometimes leaves behind, and consider it bad juju, in general.
Oops - reality distortion alert - I'm finding myself in agreement with Rick
FWIW I won't touch Linuxconf with a bargepole - seen it do too many strange
things. OTOH I've used Webmin and not had too many problems with it. BUT it
definitely once did something strange on me though I can't remember chapter
In concept I think it is in fact radically different from the GNOME/KDE
control panel tools because most of those are managing GNOME/KDE
configuration files which were designed to be managed by programs and are in
tightly defined formats. Linuxconf / Webmin OTOH try to manage a diverse
collection of subsystems which have configuration files in all manner of
formats, which can be laid out in a way which is not necessarily the easiest
for management tools to manage. Of course, one of the joys of Linux/Unix is
that if a configuration tool screws something up, at least a knowledgable
person can look at the configuration files and fix them.
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