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Re: daemons -- who needs'em?

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...

i do wonder what the newer installs are like though...

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