On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 05:18:08PM +0200, Marek Habersack wrote: > ** On Apr 28, w trillich scribbled: > > > i merely think i have a screwy setting here or there that's > > needlessly duplicating log messages. settings are the bane of > > my linux existence, still... > Now, stop right here for a while. syslog isn't Linux - it's a common > software, created quite elsewhere. Don't blame anybody for something which > isn't their fault. Don't like the duplicates? Voila - man syslogd.conf and > configure the beast. Or get syslogd-ng - it's much more versatile. Linux is > a _kernel_, not an _operating system_. And syslog is a piece of software > used on almost _all_ Unices out there. A little harsh, wasn't that? By "settings are the bane of my linux existence" i believe the original poster mean all settings, not specifically those of syslog-- e.g kernel config, module configs, sendmail/exim/etc config, samba config, ftpd config, and so on. That said, the only way to get good at configuring is to read the docs and configure. > > your philosophy is also mine--install diddly and add what you need-- > > the gap between us is a hefty base of knowledge, which is why i get > > to bug you folks about this kind of thing: you got it, i'm gettin' it. > I see it a bit in a different light. Install some pre-selected set, read all > the docs you can, find your ways around and then reinstall the system from > scratch, with the freshly acquired knowledge in mind - this other time > you'll know what to install and what not to install. And, remember that > every single of us here went through much the same process sometime in the > past :))) (and thank God that you've got dselect and apt and dpkg :)))) Nah, reinstall isn't necessary. Just dpkg --purge the useless stuff. I've even managed to repartition my box without reinstalling ;) (mmmm... backups) i do wonder what the newer installs are like though... -- finger for GPG public key.
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