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Re: Any chance of Debian adding YaST

On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 10:13, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Scott Thompson <sthompson@lldlaw.com> writes:
> > Does anyone know if there are any official or third party plans to develop a
> > version for Debian.  
> I think you missed April Fools Day by a few months.
> I can't see anything that YaST can do that $EDITOR and discover doesn't
> do better.  Besides, we've already tried something similar before.  Go
> search for experiences with Red Hat's system configurator ported to
> Debian around the bo and hamm dynasties.  Distro-specific tools just
> don't work outside that distro.  And when they are, their usefulness is
> often distroyed, as was the case with Red Hat's rpm.

For those using GNOME, there is the gnome-system-tools package, which is
proposed for inclusion in the gnome-2.8 release (previously available as
a separate install).

I haven't tried it, so don't know if it suffers from the same problems
as YAST when editing config files. I don't believe it addresses hardware



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