[lug] Linuxconf deprecation

ljp ljp at llornkcor.com
Wed Aug 15 14:01:31 MDT 2001

At 12:53 8/15/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>I noticed, while installing RedHat 7.1, that Linuxconf is being
>deprecated.  I also noticed that some of the other configuration tools,
>such as control-panel, have already disappeared.  What are these being
>replaced with? Are they being replaced?  Or is the administrator now left
>to configure everything manually?

Nothing personal, but I hate linuxconf. I've been using SuSE 7.x and 
Mandrake 8. For SuSE, yast is really great. and Mandrake has  Mandrake 
control panel, which is ok. But yast really kicks butt for doing admin 
stuff all in one place. I've been liking Mandrake, even tho it uses a 
broken gcc.... *sigh*

All these do anyway is usually edit the config files. Although linuxconf 
seems to hide them, so even if you manually edit the regular config files, 
it'll not change on reboot. I hate that, so I uninstalled it.


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