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Old 06-28-2012, 05:31 AM   #1
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Smile Yast


Hi, as many of you know, yast is available on opensuse. Is there any way of getting it on centos or any other distros?
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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I'd say, no reasonable way, that I know of. It is written by Suse, for Suse; I think you could get the source code, have it not work in millions of ways (more with, say, Debian* than something more closely related to Suse) with other distros and work on fixing the problems. That would be a massive amount of work, to an extent that I wouldn't consider it worthwhile or reasonable, but YMMV, particularly if there are a team of people working on this. Or, maybe, you are prepared to exclude some areas of functionality.

You could look at other ways of achieving your objectives (...which are what, exactly?)...maybe webmin does some of what you want, maybe some other distro's control and config app does what you want.

You mention "Suse"...do you mean openSUSE or SLED/SLES? If the problem is that you like/want Yast but you want support and/or a longer support period, then SLED/SLES might be your answer. Or, at least, a more sensible answer than re-writing Yast (btw, which Yast...the GUI app, or the Command Line one?)

https://oss.oracle.com/projects/yast/

* there is a yast4debian project, but it seems long dead now (maybe 'was' was a better word than 'is'); I'm beginning to convince myself that I heard of this, back in the day, but it is a long time ago. You'd think that debian would be a particularly hard target distro, but someone felt the need to 'scratch that itch'.
 
Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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I just liked yast when I used opensuse, I said opensuse dude . Maybe someone knows of something similar to yast. I've tried webmin, it's OK, but I prefered yast. (The commandline version)
 
Old 06-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Yast is something like Yet Another ? tool. The Yet Another means that they copied the idea from other similar ideas.

Do you know how other distro's allow you to manage your software and in some cases hardware? Almost every major disto offers some tools to manage software and hardware. It is almost a requirement. Some allow a few ways and some allow the other guys tools to be installed and used.
 
Old 06-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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Well, yes! you will find a package manager in each major distro out there, and I believe YUM is use in CentOS. But YasT beside managing your applications it also allows you to modify the settings on your system.
You can set SAMBA and all other file sharing stuff, you can modify your boot loader from YasT, you can add and remove users and groups, passwords and change computers name from there and whatever. So YasT is like a Swiss knife for SUSE.

However I know people that dont like YasT because they consider it to get in the way, and that is the reason why they dont use OpenSuSE.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 06-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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So YasT is like a Swiss knife for SUSE.
Agreed, its brilliant. Yum is very different, however.
 
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It is all part of why someone selects a distro. Good and bad.
 
  


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