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Old 04-08-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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SUSE on IBM os/390 box with zOS


Okay...at work we have a s390 running suse...are there any good configuration/management tools available? as far as I am concerned...Yast is horrible. ( I am used to the Smit suite used in AIX)

Any ideas on suitable config tools?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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YaST(2)

I have been using SuSE for 3 years on various home made Intel boxes. The reason that I chose SuSE in the first place was at the time YaST was the best setup tool available from any of the 4 Linux distributors that I tried. Since then SuSE has come out with YaST2 which is even better. Both Yast and Yast2 come with your SuSE distribution and I assume that you meant YaST2. If you are realing using YaST instead of YaST2 then I highly recommend that you switch to YaST2.

While YaST2 is an excellent setup tool I find that it is a very poor
maintenance tool. After I get a SuSE release installed I maintain it by hand. I find maintaining it by hand easier than using YaST2. I have become good enough at hand maintenance that I went from SuSE 8.0 to SuSE 8.1 by downloading a few SuSE 8.1 packages at a time and hand installing them. The only part of my SuSE 8.1 system that is still 8.0 is YaST2 which I never bothered to upgrade.

However, I would not recommend this method of upgrading. I recommend upgrading with YaST2 and maintaining by hand or apt-get.

The best maintenance tool for Linux is the Debian apt-get package. You have to do a certain amount of work to have apt-get work smoothly on a SuSE sytem (which is why I haven't done that yet) and then you will find Linux maintenance far easier. SuSE is trying to improve YaST2 to compete with apt-get but they have not got there yet.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks....I was specifically talking about maintaining users, security, stuff like that. I can do the software maintainance very easily.
 
  


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