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Re: help

On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 01:18:04 +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:28:28PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:

>> > Oh!  ok. Then again, "expert" does imply that you know what you are
>> > doing, which seems a bit backwards.
>> Since when "knowing what you are doing" is considered as "backwards"?
>> :-)
> I mean it "seems a bit backwards" in the sense that an expert probably
> wouldn't be asking questions where the answer is a simple "sudo
> <whatever>", whereas someone who is not an "expert" wouldn't have sudo
> configured cause they wouldn't choose "expert install" and therefore
> giving them the answer "sudo <whatever>" wouldn't be usefull.

Hum... if I interpreted correctly your words, you think "sudo" is 
intended for non-expert users and I don't think so, but the opposite: 
"sudo" (as I see) is for people who know what involves and what it means 
and not many newbies know very well how permissions are managed in their 
systems and don't care much on security considerations.

In brief: if you know what "sudo" is for, you should not have any problem 
to configure it ;-)
>> > Maybe it is meant for installing to many machines - i.e. a lab or
>> > classroom?
>> No, expert install is a "must" for me for every installalation I have
>> to
>                                             ^^^^^
> Which seems to mean you do a few?

Yep, well, quite a few... on servers, workstations and desktop computers 
but that is less that <100 machines. I make a complete full system 
install every 2 years.
>> do. BTW, it's not just "for experts", but for users who want a
>> customized installation, I'd say.
> Mmmm, true, I think there are options where you can fine tune the
> partitioning etc. But calling it "expert install" may put newbies off
> choosing it.

Sure... "expert" is not bad wording (it indicates you need some 
background on computers to deal with that kind of installation procedure) 
but it could be improved if the user knew beforehand what steps will he/
she encounter when choosing that option.



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