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On Sun, 2003-06-22 at 20:05, Brett I. Holcomb wrote:
> Why? For Historical reasons <G> the unix way is individual tools that do
> the job well, not a monolithic swiss knife type of tool (ala Windows way).
> Seriously, I'd hate to have to use a tool that combines mirrorselect, ufed,
> etc-update, rc-update, and everything else. If it's GUI I'd be lost in a
> maze of menus and tabs. And it would have to be able to be run from the
> command line since not all systems have X - then you'd have a billion
> options to remember which would be impossible.
> The Unix/Linux tool for the job works well - very well. I've had my fill
> on managing systems (Windows) with the "one giant tool for all jobs"
> approach. Obvioiusly, we don't have to use this tool but n short I feel we
> the effort is better spent elsewhere. I started out using this kind of tool
> (Webmin, etc.) on Caldera and RH and then gave up as I found they really
> didn't do the job. In addition by digging into the command line I really
> learned Gentoo/Linux.
hmmm you didn't understand the projet. It aims at create a FRONT END to these tools,
not replace existing ones. Moreover, the tool is dialog based, so you won't need X.
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