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Re: RFC: GUI tools for common Debian admin tasks

On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 12:40:19PM +0200, T.Pospisek's MailLists wrote:
> So why not linuxconf? AFAIK it's the most powerful conftool around and
> there's *even* a .deb version of it. Further on it's pretty trivial to
> write modules for it and once done you can interface to the conftool
> through the command line, the web, textinterface, x-interface, ...

Linuxconf is very broken (and it's documented in the Readme's provided
with the .deb) on Debian, and it mangles perfectly good config files
into nasty-looking ones that sysadmins who prefer vi usually dislike
reading.  It also has various security issues.

(Look at what it does to DNS configuration files sometime.  Ugh!)

Nate Duehr <nate@natetech.com>

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