Re: [LONG] RH refugee comments & questions
----- Original Message -----
From: "nate" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [LONG] RH refugee comments & questions
> Antony Gelberg said:
> > Sure enough, the symlink was in /etc/rc2.d. However on a reboot, the
> > service didn't start, and no amount of grepping through
> > seemed to help.
> that is very odd, never had it happen to me though I've not really
> used iptables much either :)
> can you /etc/rc2.d/S20iptables start (or whatever the link is named) ?
Actually, I realised what was going on just after I hit send... Like a
plum, I was doing a ps ax |grep ipt. Obviously iptables hooks into the
kernel and is not visible from ps ax, but iptables -L confirmed that all was
hunky dory... I'll put that down to being in shock after getting rid of RH
(which I did like in a lot of ways).
> > And another thing. When I'm happy with my package selection etc, and I
> > want to install a similar system on another box, is the best way to go
> > through the normal base install, then do an rcp host:/ /? It takes so
> > long to fine-tune the package choice - don't fancy going through that
> > again...
> what I do:
> dpkg --get-selections >/tmp/selections
> (copy /tmp/selections to new system)
> dpkg --set-selections </tmp/selections
> apt-get dselect-upgrade
> (wait for installation to finish)
Gotta like that. Anyone willing to go over the differences between apt-*
and dpkg? Is is generally recommended to use dselect instead?