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RE: [K12OSN] PXE vs Etherboot



On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Eric Harrison wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 jam mcquil com wrote:
> 
> >All of this makes me ask:
> >
> >    What's so hard about restarting dhcpd ?
> >
> >For me, supporting LTSP, it's much easier when people don't use
> >symlinks, because it confuses alot of people.
> >
> >Asking someone which kernel they are loading, and having them
> >tell me '/lts/vmlinuz.ltsp'  is really meaningless.
> >
> >But, when I can have them do this:
> >
> >   grep filename /etc/dhcpd.conf
> >
> >and it comes back with:
> >
> >   filename   "/lts/vmlinuz-2.4.22-ltsp-1";
> >
> >Now THAT is meaningful.
> 
> 
> Hmmm, I see your point on the debugging issue.
> 
> K12LTSP ships with symlinks... /lts/vmlinuz.ltsp as a matter of fact ;-)
> 
> The flip-side is packaging. Having the kernel's packaging scripts
> modify /etc/dhcpd.conf is just plain evil and doomed to break people's
> servers.
> 
> I can't see any sane way of dealing with this besides symlinks. Anyone
> have a brighter idea?

Well, like i've been saying for a long time now,  If it were easy,
everybody would be doing it :)

(I suppose you could take that a couple ways)

Jim.




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