From: lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com
Date: Tue 03 Aug 1999 - 17:21:14 IST
> Logrotate is a very nice program that will archive log files.
> It'll chop them every day/week/month and will compress them with gzip if
> you like.
> Very handy program and available on RedHat and Debian and more than
> likely on the other dists too.
> But not on Solaris, along with Perl which I couldn't believe..
Don't forget that Solaris/Aix/other ancient Unices, have been around for
donkeys years, since before perl was even a glimmer of an idea on Larry Wall's
tongue, and they don't seem to think it's a good idea to add new stuff.
FreeBSD doesn't come with any useful shell as a default, just /bin/sh (yeah I
know it's useable), so the first thing I have had to do with my FBSD boxen is to
compile bash, lynx, samba, X (there are packages for that though), squid, etc.
I prefer to build them though, than have all the shite rpm stuff foisted on me,
so I get stuck with all the annoying dependencies. For example, try to remove
sendmail and build it from source on a redhat box with the fetchmail rpm on it.
Oh, and don't cheat by using --nodeps. Or remove fetchmail, nmh, and sendmail, and then build sendmail from sources. Then try to install anything that wants
sendmail from an rpm.
I hate package dependencies. It drives me mad.
-- --- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems, Block 2, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St. 01-4170153 18, Edenbrook Manor, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 01-4950344
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