Here's my post-installation slackware configuration script (great for newbies)
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The reason was that I followed (and liked) shilo's guide for post-install every time I reinstalled and got tired of doing it manually.
There are some improvements however.
My script gives the option of:
*Configuring sound with ALSA
*Enabling PHP in Apache
*Creating initial permissions tables for MySQL
*Option of enabling network access to MySQL
*Installing postfix by removing sendmail and downloading/installing postfix slackpack
*Configuring postfix by answering some basic questions
*Setup a non-root user account
I use this script everytime I install slack. I hope it helps some people with configuring their slackware systems (especially newbies).
Last edited by WindowBreaker; 03-11-2006 at 05:33 PM.
Only one caveat: If you don't use or need some of the things done in the script, you can comment them out (I use only one of my boxes for a mailserver, and use Qmail for that, and do not use MySQL at all, so I comment those sections out...Hate being asked about stuff I have no use for).
Looks like you're trying one for lilo too....That could be interesting....
But remember, folks, this is a starting script. Use it, but use all the other things you need to properly use the associated program.(Read the associated conf files, read the how-to's, etc...)
Ok. Some suggestions here:
1) Ability to set mysql root password after mysqld setup
2) Changing ServerName not only in httpd.conf but also in mod_ssl.conf, also changing ServerAdmin email in both confs
3) Generating and signing own certificates after apache with mod_ssl setup
4) Some simple firewall setup
You are now my hero of the week!
I have been forced to use a Mandrake box for a specific project and we have been fighting with Postfix for about 5 hours (Mandrake and I tend to fight alot). We just needed to send mail from a script and we were jumping into Postfix blind (neither had a need to use it directly before), however, we had it running on Debian distro in about 20 min (my fav distro) but couldnt get Mandrake working.
A google search found your script, so I cut out the info for postfix, ran it, answered the questions and IT WORKED! I dont fully understand what the difference was between the two and why some tags worked on one distro but not the other, but honestly I dont care cause its working:-D We are able to send email from scripts and continue the project.
Anyway, just had to give you props on this script and to thank you for it!
Even non-Slackware people are benifiting!
I totally agree with everyone saying that this is a nice little script. Props to ya hombre. This is something of what I'm looking for except to secure a post full-installation of Slackware instead of open it up for business. I've found this little text that I'm following and trying to incorporate as you have done into a little script for myself.