Re: Proposal: A config file for runlevels (DRAFT)
Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> writes:
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> Miquel van Smoorenburg:
> > > That doesn't mean we shouldn't work on making it easier to edit
> > > runlevel information. We should. But the tool should change
> > > the links, not modify a text file.
> > That's what I think.
> I installed Red Hat (eventually -- the CD or my CD drive
> is broken). They have GUI sysadmin tools that look pretty
> nice. I think we should talk with RH and adopt them, if they
> allow it. This might be more productive than writing them
> from scratch. Remember -- we're supposedly co-operating, and
> if Debian uses RH's tools, and improves them, the whole Linux
> community benefits.
> Case in point: they have a GUI tool for editing the links.
> Looks nice, though I didn't have time to test it.
It's fairly nice for what Donnie Barnes describes as a quick hack. I
would prefer that it had drag-and-drop also (I'm a fan of direct
manipulation). One thing that I like about it is that it uses the
standard rc system on disk, and it groks any changes that the sysadmin
It's available as:
Use "alien -n" to install it.
After installing, run /usr/bin/X11/tksysv through the sed script:
sed -e '/cp -arf/d;s+/rc.d/+/+'
to get it to work with Debian's init scripts.
For a production version, we would have to add suppression of
"README", "boot" and "rc" to the Available list, fix the backup
command and touch up the online help.
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