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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
> > On Sunday 22 June 2003 14:07, Michael Kohl wrote:
> > > What I'd love to see is something to replace the clutter of tools
> > > currently present (mirrorselect, ufed, the various -confifgs etc.) for
> > > gentoo specific tasks in on single tool, "Emergency" (my first name
> > > proposal), "gentoo-config" or whatever name we decide on.
Brett I. Holcomb
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