From: John P. Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 13 May 1999 - 13:10:50 IST
On Thu, May 13, 1999 at 12:55:38PM +0100, Mel mentioned:
> > And, for some reason, the fucker replaced my sendmail.cf file. OK, so it
> > left the old one there, as a sendmail.cf.rpmorig, but dammit, why didn't it
> > tell me, or better yet ***not do it*** ??
> Installs in linux are beginning to become "Idiot Proof" at the cost of not
> informing you whats happening a lot of the time which is bad for people
> who know what they're at. IMO, there should be an option in installs that
> ask how much information you want. ie 1 ask me nothing, 10 tell me
Just like the AmigaDOS installer program. That kicked ass.
> > So, eejit me came in this morning to a load of "Could not send for 5 days,
> > deleting mail" type messages. Damn, I'm pissed off. Thankfully, I only
> > would have lost mail I tried to send until five days ago, but still. Had I
> > not come into day, or tomorrow & I'd be installing debian or something,
> > first thing monday morning.
> I only used debian for 2 days so I can't make opinions on it but the
> distinct possibility exists that debian does the same thing although that
> statement will probably get be crisped.
I used it for a while. Didn't like it. Too much work. To keep going. To be
honest, I'd like to have a plaintext RPM database, that I can edit myself,
when things are added. Like making a few extra /etc/auto.* config files,
which should be added to the files that should be checked if autofs is
updated, for instance.
> > Do other OSes do it too ? I know Solaris does it, but I expected that...
> dunno. windows does but thats not an OS.
Windows doesn't do it. You can upgrade / reinstall away, and it doesn't
change registry settings or user config files.
-- Is PIRACY killing the Amiga?" bravely ponders AMIGA FORMAT - well, either that or someone's stopped manufacturing the hardware. -- www.ntk.net (30.04.99)
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