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Old 09-08-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question Whatever happened to linuxconf?


Whatever happened to linuxconf?

I think it used to be installed by default with redhat, but it doesn't appear to be on a new redhat 9 install I quickly did yesterday.

Is there another text-based (curses?) tool that can be used to configure various things, particularly processes / services on startup?

Thanks - Dave Campbell - Louisville, KY
 
Old 09-08-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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Smile try 'setup'

I found the answer in Redhat Forum -
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=89114

linuxconf isn't installed by default, but 'setup' looks like it will do all I need at this point.

Hope this helps others.

Dave Campbell
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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And also to let others know, linuxconf isn't included by default any longer simply because its buggy and insecure. It basically is a sorry excuse for a GUI editor. Your much better off using a more stable one like www.webmin.com or just editing by hand for more effecient results.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:22 PM   #4
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Thumbs up thanks...

awesome...thanks. I'm fairly literate technically, but the hand configuration route is a barrier to most who aren't doing it on a daily basis.

I'll try webmin...perfect as I just occasionally setup and configure linux servers to test various IBM Domino scenarios, among other things.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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I M familiar to linuxconf....But after installing RedHat 8, I did not find it also....Please help me how can I enable linuxconf at text mode..

If I get linuxconf packages from redHat 7.2 CD ..and install it at redhat 8 distribution ..then will it work properly...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I M familiar to linuxconf....But after installing RedHat 8, I did not find it also....Please help me how can I enable linuxconf at text mode..

If I get linuxconf packages from redHat 7.2 CD ..and install it at redhat 8 distribution ..then will it work properly...
Linuxconf should be on your 8.0 cd's, but I like I mentioned in my previous post, try to avoid it, its buggy, insecure and that's the reason why most distro's don't install by default no longer.

Use www.webmin.com if you need a gui tool to configure your machine, its much more secure and reliable. Forget linuxconf, its a thing of the past.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:41 PM   #7
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Smile

'setup' worked fine to get a few services going, which is all I was looking for.

But webmin is great...just install from the rpm, and it comes right up. All linux admin from a browser...users, groups, various server configurations, domain management, sendmail,....

super-advice...thanks. looks like a great alternative to loading a desktop for easy administration. THIS IS WHAT THE MARKET IS ASKING FOR!
 
  


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