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redhat-config-* (was Re: redhat--config-network corrupts my hosts-file)

On Thursday 26 February 2004 12:19 pm, Harry Hoffman wrote:
> Until the GUI tools are bulletproof I would advise to stay away. They are
> supposed to make configuration easier but all that the really do is create
> confusion (on the system) and dumb-down the admin.

Hmm.. I may not aggree with the generalization. If the problem was with 
redhat--config-network only, than let's keep it that way, don't over 

I have been using and managing Redhat linux for a while, and I started all 
with just command line. But I also like using some of the GUI tools, ie. 
redhat-config-*, recently for practical purposes. The config-users is nice 
for quickly managing users and groups, changing passwords, set expiration 
date for accounts, etc, without manually editing the file (/etc/passwd, ...) 

Last time I actually "learn" how to use the GUI tool for configuring samba 
(following the doc in redhat.com site) just for fun, and to see if it 
actually does it correctly (and it did). 

So, some of those may have bugs. That's normal. If you wanna help contribute 
something, then report the bug to Redhat. But if one does not comfortable 
with GUI, then I guess that's OK too.


Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
"To be a nemesis, you have to actively try to destroy 
something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy 
Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional 
side effect."
                 - Linus Torvalds -

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